July 2014 Quilts

July Quilts ::  I’ve been playing with colour this month

“The main thing is to have a go at trying out colours, the wilder the better. None of us designers really know what works until we see it, so sampling becomes wonderfully exciting as you stumble on really unpredictable and interesting colouring.”
Kaffe Fassett

Nine quilts completed this month!

Nine quilts completed this month!

Summertime Quilt

Soft, gentle blossoms, simply summer in a quilt.  

evening light

Summer Blossom quilt in the evening light

More about Summer Blossom Quilt


Tuscany Quilt

Lavender fields and blue skies – hot summer quilt.


More about where I patchworked the quilt top and more photos – here!

 Summer Meadow Quilt

One of the prettiest quilts I think I’ve ever made.

Summertime Quilt - out on location

Summertime Quilt – out on location on a warm summer’s evening

 Campervans and Spacemen – a selection of quilts for little people



campervans with blues and oranges



campervans with pinks, oranges and purples

Little Giraffes

A pretty blue and orangey quilt with flannelette giraffes and patches.


Love Nest

Such a beautiful combination of reds and aqua shades with bright whites and subtle taupe.

There are little birds nesting in the trees - that's why I called it Love Nest!

There are little birds nesting in the trees – that’s why I called it Love Nest!




Why Mazurka?  Well, one of my favourite composers is Chopin – famous for his traditional Polish mazurkas.  The dances tend to have repetition on a traditional theme with rhythmic patterns.  Just what I thought of when I created this quilt.  Traditional pattern (log cabin), lots of repetition and a stylised pattern.  I hope it’s also conveying my favourite modern, crisp quilt style with bold accents of vivid fuschia combined with cool greys.  I also happened to listen to one of Chopin’s mazurkas when I was quilting all those straight stylised lines!


Some of the quilts may still be for sale.

Please email me <shop@adaliza.co.uk> if you’d like more details or to discuss a commission.

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