Saturday, 21 April 2018

Classes at The Stitchers Cupboard

Closer to home this week.  

Here is Jennie’s stunning “Netherfield” quilt, now quilted by Katy Law of Nutmeg Quilting.  
This is a magnificent piece.  Imagine this on your bed?



This was my second design in the Jane Austen Quilt Collection.  It is inspired by antique English frame quilts.
The borders are either English paper pieced and hand appliqu├ęd or machine pieced.


Beautiful work, Jennie.  Congratulations.


Here is a lovely centre for “Hunsford” by Maryse in blue and red.  Love it.


These are the gorgeous “Pemberley” Dresden flower blocks Jenny has made.









This is the centre for “Hartfield” by Irene.  Wonderful work.


Two stunning versions of “Highbury” by Julie.  Love the bright pink hexagon frame.


By Chris in soft tones.


At last the weather is cooling off.  Time for some evening walks.




Saturday, 14 April 2018

Magnificent Quilts and Great Classes

I have had another busy week, travelling, teaching, sewing and a good dose of laughing.

Class at Lyn’s Fine Needlework at Baulkham Hills saw some great progress on Adrienne’s centre for “Lambton”.


Love her colours.  We worked on picking fabrics for two more blocks.




This is Margaret’s stunning centre for her “Hunsford”.


I then travelled up to Newcastle to teach a class for Jenny at Quilt Essentials.  Lovely shop with beautiful fabrics.


Thank you to all the ladies who joined me in class making my Cordelia Cushion.




Rachael brought in her magnificent “Hartfield”, which she began in class at my Kurri retreat last year.  Wow!






Back to Sydney for more classes at The Stitchers Cupboard.

Here is Jan’s super gorgeous completed “Longbourne”, quilted by Kathy Vanbeers.

Beautiful in soft purples and teals.






Another amazing finish, this is Colleen’s version of “Pickled Paisley” in Japanese fabrics. Double wow!




Mooneen is working on my “Aussie Sue” quilt pattern.  So cute and fun.










Thank you to lovely Lyn for the delicious treats for my birthday, lemon cheesecakes and raspberry friands.


I am hoping to get lots of my own sewing done this coming week!  We will see.  Lol.

Beautiful “Highbury” Centres

All of these photos taken in class at The Stitchers Cupboard this week.

Here are some pics of Kerry’s  beautiful “Highbury” Centre in pink and brown.








This gorgeous centre is by Sue.


This very pretty one was sewn by Lynne.


This lovely one is by Jen.


Here is Julie’s Centre, just beautiful.


Lovely to see a very different version, this was stitched by Narelle in 1930s fabrics.


This is the very, very soft and pretty “Highbury” Centre by Pam.




Love your work ladies.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

This and That, New Patterns

I have just added a new pattern and kit to my online store here.  



It is a full kit of fabric and templates to make my “Granny’s Garden” A4 Folder Cover.


I recently taught this project at the Anne Sommerlad retreat in Blackheath.  The ladies had lots of fun making all of the different English paper pieced flowers.

The kit contains all of the fabric including the lining, ric rac, templates and two Aurifil Perle 12 threads in black and white for the hand quilting.



There are lots of other patterns and template kits available on my website.  Here are a couple of new photos I have taken.

This is the Shirley Sewing Machine Mat, Sewing Set And Ruler Bag. 

The patterns include all the paper templates for the Dresden plates.






This is the Carlisle Sewing Ensemble of drawstring pouch, floss card holder, needle pouch and pin cushion.

The Pattern includes the paper templates.


I hope everyone had a great Easter break.