Showing posts with label Linda Robertus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linda Robertus. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Selvage Quilt by Linda Robertus

Linda Robertus, a talented quilter from Brisbane, has just made another selvage quilt. You can see more photos of this quilt on her blog. Also check out her Etsy store: Blue Jacaranda. I've featured Linda many times here on the Selvage Blog. Click here to see the posts. Nice job, Linda!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Store: Blue Jacaranda

Quilter Linda Robertus has a new online shop: Blue Jacaranda! You can find it on the site: The feather postcard is just one of the items that she has for sale right now. Good luck, Linda!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Optical Illusion Quilt - Amazing

You have to see this! Above, see Step One. So far, so good.

Step Two: Add the little squares, WOW!

Step Three: Add more little squares. This quilt amazes me!
Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia made it in April 2009.
Thank you Linda for taking these photos showing us how you did it.
See Linda's blog at:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Selvage Bag Giveaway!

If this bag looks familiar, that's because you saw it featured in Down Under Quilts, issue 139. (If you don't live "down under," you can get some of this magazine free online.) Quilter Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is having a giveaway to celebrate the new look of her blog. Winner announced on March 23rd, so visit her new blog and take a chance. Her blog is: Tell her Karen said hello.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Selvages in "Down Under Quilts" Magazine

Have you seen the new issue of Down Under Quilts from Australia? They're featuring selvages! Erica Spinks' authored the articles, and her beautiful selvage quilt is on the front cover. She used a solid beige fabric with her selvages, and she added hand quilting with black thread to echo the selvages. Terrific idea. This is the first selvage quilt to appear on the cover of a magazine!

Above, do you recognize my Tree of Life selvage quilt and Jodie Carleton's selvage frock? They also show Jodie's selvage chair on another page. Below see the selvage shopping sack by Linda Robertus.

Below, see my "Twilight Star" selvage quilt (left) and Linda Robertus' "Salvaged Selvedges" (right).

You can get a free digital edition of this magazine at:
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Linda Robertus' Neighborhood

Linda Robertus of Australia sent these photos of her neighborhood. I love traveling around the world visiting quilters this way, don't you? She tells about her neighborhood below:

"I thought you might like to see the view from my sewing room window. The jacarandas are in bloom - the best time of the year in Brisbane! The second photo is at the end of our street, next to the railway station (we live in an innercity suburb). It's where I take the train to work 3 days a week, and the last photo is the view I have from the train: the City of Brisbane along the river. I love this city! "
Thank you, Linda, for this "visit." See Linda's blogs at: and
To see her post about jacarandas (trees with purple flowers), click on this link:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Salvaged Selvedges" by Linda Robertus

See the back of the quilt below.

Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Australia has finished her quilt, "Salvaged Selvedges" for an article in the December issue of "Down Under Quilts" and it is truly stunning! She used the "quilt as you go" method, so each block was already quilted before assembling the quilt. Isn't this a beauty? See more photos at:

See the online version of Down Under Quilts at: It's free.

Linda has a few other things on her plate at the moment too. She's a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Her topic is the transmission of tuberculosis. Yikes! And she's a Mom, she has a job, and she just discovered the joy of Photoshop! I need a nap!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Australian Selvage Quilt In-Progress

Remember Linda Robertus, from the Netherlands but now living in Australia? She has started making a beautiful selvage quilt for their queen size bed. Since she doesn't want to quilt such a thing, she is using a quilt-as-you-go method that she links to in her blog post. Visit:

I really like how she has arranged her colors. You need a mighty big stash to do that! Her friends in the Netherlands are sending her their selvages. What a nice idea to sleep under a pretty quilt made from bits of fabric from your far-away friends.

Quilt historians are going to have such an easy time dating these quilts! But determining where the quilt was made could be pretty tricky in this case!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Selvage Ornaments by Linda Robertus

Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Australia made these charming ornaments to give as gifts. She was inspired by Elena's little trees shown at right. I love all the ornaments that are showing up on this blog lately! To see Linda's blog, visit

Friday, November 28, 2008

Selvage Book Cover by Linda Robertus

Linda Robertus has made a charming selvage cover for her 2009 calendar. As you recall, Linda is a talented quilter and blogger from the Netherlands, living in Brisbane. See more of her creative projects in her blog:

If this was my calendar, I would be constantly tempted to quilt!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Australian Postcards by Linda Robertus

Linda Robertus (from the Netherlands, living in Australia) featured her Australian fabrics in these pretty postcards. I love the Aboriginal designs made up of all those dots. Her selvage arrangement produced two postcards, both equally interesting. Nice idea to use red thread for the edging. See more at her blog:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Meet Linda Robertus of Brisbane, Australia!

Take a look at this beautiful big tote bag by Linda Robertus. She is from the Netherlands, and is now living in Brisbane, Australia. The green handle and lining was made from hand-dyed fabric. To see more of her creative endeavors, visit her blog at:
I particularly like the selvage on a slight angle at the top of the bag in the top photo. It adds a jaunty touch near that bright colorwash. And I like the row of black stars on the white background. And that turquoise ocean color toward the bottom is one of my favorites. I really like this bag. Nice job Linda! Have a great summer!