Thursday, 21 February 2019

More on “Donwell” and What I have been doing

Some more ladies have started their “Donwell Abbey” journey at The Stitchers Cupboard.

This beautiful centre is by Regina. Fabulous fussy cutting!

This stunning centre is being created by Julie.

By Jenny, love the bees.

By Sue.

Sharon has nearly finished her centre.  Wow!

Progress on this Centre by Glynne.  Hi to you,  Glynne and Michelle.

Kerry sent me this photo of her spectacular “Pemberley” which she machine quilted herself.  She was awarded a first place in English Paper Piecing at the recent Gundagai Agricultural Show.  Congratulations Kerry, it is so beautiful!

I have recently completed a new machine pieced jelly roll quilt to be called “Jelly New Year”, pattern coming.

I have also been working on my new EPP project, adding some appliqué borders.

David and I braved the heat and went out and about to photograph a couple of quilts in the wild.


And “Pemberley”, both available as patterns and kits on my website store.

Happy stitching!

Latest Work in Class at The Stitchers Cupboard

Fabulous work appearing in classes lately.  Here is a sample of all the beautiful stitching I have seen in show and tell.

Chris has completed her magnificent “Lambton” with exquisite hand quilting.  Congratulations Chris, it is amazing.

At The Stitchers Cupboard, Jen showed me her completed “Hopetoun” quilt started in Summer School.  Looks lovely.

And how is this for a bright happy version of “Hopetoun”, by Kerry?

Maryse has been working hard on blocks for her striking “Hartfield”.

These are the same blocks but made by Irene.  Amazing how different they look in different fabrics.

Chris has also been working on the centre of her wonderful “Netherfield”.  Several more borders have been added.

Here are some gorgeous “Pemberley” blocks in soft colours by Jenny.  Love it!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Start of “Donwell Abbey” Classes

It has been very exciting to start teaching my newest Jane Austen quilt called “Donwell Abbey”.

The girls in class have started making the centre mandala block.  Lots of different colour schemes happening.

I saw Kerry today and this is how her gorgeous block is looking.  Love it!

Here are lots more.

By Vicki

By Karen

By Pam

By Natalie

By Glynne - hi Glynne!

Joint effort by Anne and Christine 

By Sharon

By Jan

By Glynnis

By Julie

Looking forward to seeing more.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Week 2 of Summer School

Already I have taught nine Summer School workshops, and the weather is living up to that name.  We are living through a major heatwave here in Sydney.  It will be 45 degrees Celsius today (113 F)!

Despite this we have had some fun times in class working on projects started last year (or before) and starting some new ones!

Alexis only started her pretty pink and grey blocks for “Charlotte” last week and now here are all the blocks together and the first border on. This is the very first quilt teenage Alexis has made and I am sure it will not be the last.  She has done a beautiful job.

Here are the blocks laid out on the carpet at The Stitchers Cupboard.

Jan was also working on “Charlotte”, making her blocks in striking red and golden brown.

Here are Sue’s beautiful blocks for “Hopetoun”.  We set the top half of the quilt in different ways.
Now it is up to Sue to decide which one to use for her quilt!

Here are some more “Hopetoun” block colour schemes.  The first is by Glynnis and the second by Iain.

Glynne is making baby star blocks for her Miss Lucas Star Satchel.  She found paper foundation piecing difficult at first but here are two gorgeous stars.
Hi Glynne.

At Hobbysew, both Anne and Meredith were working on their “Morris Holiday” Jelly Friends Quilts.  Anne is using green sashings.

Meredith is using red sashings and has now joined the blocks together and started adding the rectangle borders.  Wow!

Dru is making a very pretty version of “La Belle” in one of my favourite colour combinations, pink and green.

In between all these classes, I have now completed about 110 hours of hand quilting on my Ottoman tent inspired quilt.

Stay cool everyone and happy stitching!