Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Brilliant "Hunsford" Quilts!

I taught the third group making my "Hunsford" quilt today at Pioneer Patchwork.

The ladies have been working very hard on their quilts and it was magic to see all of the different colours and ideas for 'fussy cutting'.

Take a look at these beauties.

The first one was made by Janine in the perennial favourite colour combination of pink and brown with a stunning border stripe.

I had to take some close ups of her stars.  Very very clever.

Here is Jan's quilt in red and blue, also stunning:

This is Jeanne's lovely version, also in red and blue.

Here is Julie's gorgeous centre:

And here it is with the next border on:

This is Anne's beautiful centre.  It is gorgeous!

This is Chris' magnificent centre - look at her beautiful stars and special border.

Here are some of Chris' beautiful blocks:

Fabulous work ladies!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Beautiful Bright Colours!

While I worked in my sewing room today I could see a pair of beautiful rainbow lorikeets eating the red berries in my Lilly Pilly trees in the back garden.

I managed to take a photo through the window. They are so bright and colourful.

I was working in some bright fabrics for a sample to demonstrate machine appliqué techniques.  I always enjoy using different stitches on my machine.  We often do not take the time to "play" with stitch settings and sizes, so this little project will be a fun chance to experiment with your machine.

I will be teaching a class on machine applique at Pioneer Patchwork on Saturday, 21 June.  I will cover all sorts of machine applique techniques including buttonhole stitching, zig zag stitching, invisible blind hem stitching, fused raw edge appliqué and turned seam allowance machine applique. Please phone the shop on 02 46473555 to make a booking.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Saturday UFO Class

Ladies spent a very lovely day chatting and sewing at Pioneer Patchwork today.

Here are some photos of work in progress.

These are a couple of blocks Leanne has made for her "Hunsford" quilt from the range called "Josephine" in red and brown:

This is Lynne's version of "Blue Lotus" - not blue but a very striking red background with soft shades of the original "Paris Flea Market" range in pale pink, lemon, real and green.  Wow!

We worked on the heart scrolls today:

Here is another of Natalie's "Hunsford" blocks from "Little Black Dress 2". Yum!

Sue spent the day cutting lots of diamonds from William Morris fabrics for her "Hunsford":

Leanne also worked on more rings for her version of "Spikes and Specks" in soft colours:

Great work, ladies.  Now I feel like sewing.  Happy stitching over the rest of Easter - hope the Easter bunny calls in to your house!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Sewing

I have done lots of sewing this Easter already!

I have finished the whack and stack Dresden fan quilt I started recently and am very pleased with how it turned out.  I am thinking I might have a bit of a "bright" colour phase!  Don't faint, I will always love my repros.  Still thinking of a name for this one - any ideas?

Stay tuned for when I will be teaching this quilt.

I also finished a cushion I have been working on using the Moda range "Little Black Dress 2".   I have used two packets of the little candy squares with some English paper piecing and ric rac. It will be available as a pattern soon.

Teaching class tomorrow and then hopefully getting more sewing done.  Yay!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sue's Magnificent "Netherfield"

It was lovely to see Sue today when she popped into Patchwork Plus at Miranda to show me her finished "Netherfield".

Sue is a prolific and very talented quilter.  She has made several of my Jane Austen Quilt Collection.

She reports that her "Netherfield" looks really beautiful covering her bed with an old fashioned wooden bed head.  It is certainly spectacular in the colours of purple, green, burgundy and blue.  Congrats Sue.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

My "Lydia" Table Runner

You may remember the table runner I made last year called "Lydia" with large hexagon flowers.

Veronica is making a new version of this design using Millhouse Collections fabrics designed by Sue Daley called "A French Courtyard".

Check out the photo on her website at www.appleyardcottage.com.au and link to her Facebook page.

Looks so good!

Photos from Tuesday Class

Here are some images of work taking place in my regular sit and sew class at Pioneer Patchwork.

First is Julie's "Hunsford" centre after we mitred the second beautiful border.  Gorgeous, Julie!

This is one of Robin's blocks for the outside row of her "Hunsford" blocks:

And another block in progress:

Here are some of Pauline's star blocks:

Here is Glynn's centre, looking stunning!

This is one of Kaye's outside blocks:

Here is Natalie's gorgeous centre with the dogtooth border and first mitred border.  Wow, great fabrics.

Great work girls.