Sunday, 23 August 2015

Three Completed "Merytons"!

I promised more photos of completed "Meryton" quilts, and here they are!

First is Jan's gorgeous version on a deep linen look fabric with gorgeous fussy cutting in reds and greys with deep green sashings.




Then here are Sharon's two complete quilts.  She made them both at the same time, one for her daughter and one for her niece.  Lots of sewing since February to complete two of these big quilts at once.  

This one is for her daughter.  It is so pretty and feminine.  Love the touches of yellow.



Then totally different in rich red, blue and mustard, this one is for her niece.





Congratulations, ladies, love your work!

Le-Anne's Gorgeous "Longbourne"

Le-Anne has recently completed a very soft and pretty version of "Longbourne", following a series of classes I taught at Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra.

Sorry the photos are not great, but I thought you might like to see this beauty.




Well done Le-Anne.  I love it.

Jane Austen Quilts at Jukejema Quilting Barn

My gorgeous ladies at Nowra have been doing lots of stitching on their "Meryton" and "Rosings" quilts.

This is Karen's stunning "Meryton" centre in soft pink, blue, green, blue and red.


Her fussy cut whirligigs are amazing, cut from the tails of a Paisley fabric.


Here is Karen's lovely block for the outside border.


This is Donna's striking block for "Meryton".  Her jewel flowers are cut from her border fabric.  Looking great.


This is Sandra's very pretty block:


Sue was putting together some lovely colours for her centre hexagons: red and blue and gold.


Production line by Karen....


This is Le-Anne's fabulous "Rosings" centre.  Wow, it is so beautiful.


Wendy was working on her octagons for "Rosings".  Love the fabrics.


Thanks, Kim, for another great day.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Some More "Meryton" Quilts Getting Close to Finishing

Had a fun class, as always, at The Stitchers Cupboard today.

It was final border day for three "Merytons".  This is Kylie's quilt made from bright and gorgeous fabrics.  Her final border looks stunning on the quilt (and the corners are all mitred).




Sharon and Jan were also doing borders but not quite finished.  I have to wait until Monday to photograph them.

Chris was working on blocks for "Meryton" putting on the whirligig in the centre of her pieced block.  Looks lovely.


Melanie was so proud of her "Meryton" centre in rich red, brown and biscuit.  Who said she could not appliqué?  It looks fabulous.



Too much fun, girls.

Dresden Bag with the Richmond Stitchers

Some of the ladies in my Richmond group have been working hard on making gorgeous large bags from one of my new patterns.

They are almost finished. Karol's on the left and Mary's on the right.


Here are the backs:



Kim was working on her Dresden fan quilt.  This is the centre:


These will be the borders:


Great work, ladies.

Jane Austen Class at Patchwork Plus Miranda

I am teaching my Jane Austen quilts in a workshop once a month at Miranda, the third Wednesday of each month.

This is a peek at Irene's beautiful version of "Netherfield" in soft muted tones.  Love her choice of fabrics, mostly from Lorraine's gorgeous selection at the shop.


These are Pauline's blocks for "Meryton".  Yes, we tamed the sewing machine for the pieced block.



I will be teaching my latest Jane Austen next year, "Lambton".  If you would like to join the class, please phone the shop on 02 9540 2786.




Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Filming a DVD for Quilters Companion Magazine

Here is a full run down of today's shooting in the studio for Quilters Companion magazine.

I was demonstrating the techniques used in my award winning red and white quilt "Winchester".  The pattern for the quilt will be published with the release of the DVD in Issue Number 78, due out in March 2016.

Here I am receiving the glam treatment early in the morning prior to filming.


Lights, camera, action...  setting up cameras with Michelle Marvig in shot.



Reading through the script and preparing samples.


Ready now...


I was very pleased with how my quilts looked hanging under the studio lights, especially "Lambton", my latest quilt from the Jane Austen Collection.



Here is the centre of "Netherfield"...



And "Bunbury":



Posing for one last shot...



Time to pack up...


Thanks heaps to my hostess, Michelle Marvig, and the Quilters' Companion team for a great day.