Art Quilt: “Fishing at the River Mouth”

I am lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The mouth of the Noosa River, where it meets the sea is a jumble of pristine sand bars, a haven for various water birds as well as a great spot to pull up your kayak.

Last week we were visiting friends who live right on the Noosa River, and looking out from their front deck I saw this scene.. well, in multiple parts. This is a combination of three different photos. The pelicans were actually on a different sandbank behind the fisherman and the sea wasn’t obvious in the fisherman’s photo!. It was there though, and did need to be put into this piece, so a little cheat and it’s there.




Made from a range of fabrics in collage and raw edge applique, thread Painted.  58 x 49 cm (23 x 19 in).

Textile Art Quilt: “Noosa River Gazing”

You may remember my prep photos from my last post….. Here it is, all finished.

Textile Art, Noosa River Gazing
Textile Art Quilt “Noosa River Gazing” made in Australia


This is “Noosa River Gazing”. It is based on this photo, taken last year down by the Noosa River, not far from where I live. As you can see it is a pretty ordinary photo, but all I needed to see where the elements that I wanted to capture. This photo was also taken with an app on my phone that distorted the colours slightly..see the sky!. I thought I’d stick to the natural colours for my quilt.


As you can see, I enlarged the seagull and added a friend. They are also facing different directions as I wanted them to be gazing into and out of the scene, rather than across it as the one in the photo is doing.


I also removed the barge. .. I was going to keep it, as another spot of colour but preferred the simplicity of the white boats…there is always a collection of white boats on the far shore of this river!.


“Noosa River Gazing” is made from a wide range of fabrics stitched to cotton batting with a cotton back the birds are stitched to wool felt and appliqued onto the background. It measures 39.5 x 41.5 cm (15.5 x 16.25 in).

Beach Boys

Well, it’s finished. This is “Beach Boys” my entry for the “Taste of Art” exhibition at the Noosa Regional Gallery in Noosa, Queensland.. I took the photo it is based on several months ago  and that photo really suggested Art Quilt to me. It is made using the same techniques as “Looking Out” .