Saturday, 19 August 2017

Maryse's "Lambton"

Maryse has been coming to class at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden. She started with one of my machine pieced samplers, then she made "Wentworth" and now she is working on "Lambton".

Here is her stunning centre in red, navy blue, brown and gold.

Now she is working on the blocks for the outside border.  She has made three so far.

Congratulations, Maryse, fabulous work!

Catch Up on Some Lovely Work

Here are some lovely pics of a very beautiful "Pemberley" that Jenny is working on at Patchwork Plus in Miranda.

Di is at the stage of laying out her flowers on the vine border in class at Lyn's Fine Needlework.

Some of the girls are making their version of my "Twilight" folder cover.  

This one is by Sharon.  The front.

And the back.

Judy has made the centre star block for her folder.  Wow!

Margaret was working on the centre English paper pieced block for her "Hunsford" quilt.  Looking great.

Another wow!  Jenny has completed this stunning version of my "Cordelia" cushion in record time.

Happy stitching everyone!

Lots of Beautiful "Hartfield" Work

I have taught several more lessons for my Jane Austen quilt "Hartfield" at The Stitchers Cupboard.  The ladies are up to the three different blocks in the final border.  Here is a look at colour choices and progress being made.

Jenny is making a beautiful quilt in soft colours and pretty fussy cuts.  Here are four of her Dresden circles.

Sharon was also working on these in combinations of gorgeous bright jewel tones.

This is Christine's block in rich tones of red, brown and teal.

What a difference!  This is Kerry's block in super pink and purple.

For the octagon blocks, Dot has fussy cut her fabric to make this stunning arrangement.  Love it.

Sharon has also fussy cut to create this beautiful piece.

Christine has cut these pieces to make a beautiful block.

Here is Narelle's  stunning centre for her "Hartfield".

With a close up.

Narelle and Jennie have been using similar fabrics.  Here are two magnificent "Hartfield" twins!

This is Glynne's centre with the hexagon borders around it.  Lovely!

Here are Jan's elongated hexies, ready to stitch together.

Great work, ladies.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Two Beautiful "Pemberleys" and One "Lambton"

It is so lovely to see my students complete a major piece they have been working on for some time!

Adrienne has finished her "Pemberley" quilt top and it is just stunning.  She has been coming to class at Lyn's Fine Needlework in Baulkham Hills.  Here she is, showing her quilt!

Here is another gorgeous "Pemberley".  Photos sent to me by Susanne.  

Another finished beauty, this "Lambton" is by Anne.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Congratulations ladies!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Visiting New Zealand in October

I am looking forward to making another visit to two beautiful shops in New Zealand in October.

I will be teaching my machine paper foundation pieced and machine appliqued Quilt "Spikes and Specks" at Annie's Country Quilt Store in Ashburton, South Island, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October.  
Email here for more information.

I will also be teaching the same quilt for Patchwork Passion in Auckland on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October.  More information on their website here

I am also going on retreat with the girls for three days of working on "Hartfield" or "Longbourne".  I had a fabulous time last year at this beautiful venue so it will be another great time of fun and learning.

Your choice is "Hartfield":

Or "Longbourne".

Please let me know if you have any questions.

My Week at Hobbysew Kings Park

Lots happening again this week as I taught my three monthly classes at Hobbysew.

This is Wendy's beautiful centre for "Hartfield".  I love the stripe she has used for the zig zag border and great fussy cutting, Wendy!

Anna has completed the centre appliqué for her "Blue Lotus" quilt.  We added the three mitred borders in class.

Lesley was working on the clam shell borders for her "Longbourne" quilt.

Here is a closeup of some of her hexagons and frames borders.

Robyn was working on her lovely "Wentworth" centre.  I love the soft blues she has used with the brown and her fussy cut William Morris fabric hedge border.

This is Kerry's gorgeous "Hartfield" centre.  Lovely use of colour.

She continued to make more elongated hexagons for the next border.

Jennie brought in her completed bright and beautiful version of "Charlotte".  This was my string pieced Summer School project.  Jennie made hers larger as a gift for her grand daughter in the USA whom she is visiting soon.  Love it.

Dru has completed the pretty hexagon flower borders for her "Wentworth".   Very beautiful.

Jennie has finished all the components of her "Pemberlini" appliqué quilt.  We began to stitch all of the pieces together.  It is stunning.

Although Sharon could not get to class, she sent me these pics of her progress on her "Spikes and Specks" blocks.  Nearly there girl!

Great work ladies. See you next month.