Gail Hansen, from Hervey Bay, Queensland, made this lovely quilt:
I am a big fan of your designs – my favourite book being ‘The New Applique Sampler’ which I bought a few years ago and refer to constantly. When earlier this year I saw your pattern for ‘Backyard Birds’ in my quilt group library I had to check it out. In the process of planning this quilt I decided I should do Australian birds rather than American birds. As I live in Queensland the birds I chose are all native to eastern Australia tho many are seen throughout the country. It is needleturn my favourite form of applique, hand and machine quilted. I am extremely pleased with end result and thus prompted to send you a photo.
I love Gail’s quilt and I love the fact that she made it her own by drawing and appliqueing Australian birds. Congratulations, Gail!