New Quilts

Congratulations to Caityquilter who has taken the plunge and is in the process of setting up a new website and a self-hosted blog under her own domain. As highlighted in Lorelle van Fossen’s article, When Is It Time to Leave a Free Blog?, this do-it-yourself approach is not for everyone but it has its rewards.

Of course, ongoing maintenance and fresh content is vital to any online endeavour. I’m in the process up updating my Contemporary Quilts website which has been neglected since January. Here are a couple of new, never before published quilts:
Flourish!  Garden Secrets
These were my two entries for the recent Down Under Quilts calendar competition. I had design issues with both quilts (not the least, forcing them to be 100cm square!) so I wasn’t surprised to learn that neither quilt was selected for the calendar from the 54 contenders. Janine and Tracey had better success and I look forward to seeing their calendar quilts later in the year.


  1. Chantel says:

    oh bummer you didn’t make the calendar this year. I love the tulips! I had a look at Janine and Tracey’s they are so cool.

  2. It’s very exciting when someone goes out on their own blog, but it does involve a lot more work and control. Still, it gives you a sense of freedom that is hard to express. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Hi! Brenda,

    Sorry you didn’t make the calander there is always next time.

    Love your two new quilts can’t decide which I like best.


  4. Well shucks ! Thank you kindly! It IS a big leap, but already I’m enjoying having more control. Next to carve out time to actually get the website built around the blog, LOL!

    I like both your quilts – bummer you didn’t get selected! Ah well, next year…

  5. Hey thanks!
    I love the red and yellow flowers across the blues. It is certainly an idea worthy of further exploration. Sorry that your quilts didn’t make it.

  6. I love your sense of color! these are beautiful.

  7. Alison says:

    I like the way the flowers look like they’re reaching as high as they can go.