Friday, 12 February 2016
Here are some photos from today's group of ladies starting "Lambton". It is wonderful to see all the beautiful fabrics my students have chosen for their quilts. We had a lot of fun arranging and auditioning different combinations.
We had chosen Kerry's ahead of time, so she got straight to work. Lovely blue and gold Dresden plate.
Sue is using a lovely Riley Blake fabric in reds, blues and blacks. Lots of fussy cutting opportunities.
Jen is using deep purple with lighter purples and green shades. Stunning.
I taught my first "Lambton" class at The Stitchers Cupboard today.
We had lots of fun and played with lots of different fabrics. The girls consented to pose for a silly photo. Thanks guys.
Here are some of their wonderful colour combinations for the centre of this quilt.
Sharon is using two browns and two reds for her centre Dresden.
Glenda is using a combination of pink, black and green to match a beautiful silk rug in her bedroom.
Karen is my bling girl. Everything has some gold and shimmer to it. Gorgeous fun.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Lots happening at Lyn's today.
Lesley brought in her wonderful completed "Pemberley". This is the only time I realise how big some of my quilt designs are! Too large to fit in the photo properly. Wow!
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Another busy day working on lots of different quilts with ladies from my Saturday class at Hobbysew.
Margaret was definitely the star! We finished her beautiful "Spikes and Specks" quilt with mitred corners on a series of Jinny Beyer borders. Wow, it is stunning.
Margaret is also working on a super bright and bold version of my "Lydia" table runner with 2 inch hexagons. Love the colours and the fussy cutting.
Delighted to have a large class of new ladies in Nowra, all eager to start making my "Lambton" quilt.
We had a very busy day, so not many photos, I'm sorry. I am looking forward to the second lesson when we will see all the different colour combinations, including some very bright versions!
I loved the way Coral organised all of her templates in a special box with separate compartments. Gorgeous!
I have another class for "Lambton" at Jukejema starting on Saturday, 28 May and also a class offering all of the appliqué Jane Austen quilts starting on Tuesday, 21 June. Please contact Kim if you would like to join me on 44212577.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Regular classes are all beginning for the year. I have spent the last two days being very busy at Hobbysew. The girls had heaps of show and tell of progress on all their quilts and we started some new ones.
Julie is planning to complete her lovely black and brown version of "Hunsford". All the blocks are done, just the borders and sashings to put it all together.
Julie is also working on her "Meryton" centre hexagons. Looks gorgy.
Heather had completed lots of components for her "Pemberley" which we are now joining together. Lovely. Her bird needs a beak!
Dru is continuing to work on blocks from one of my Samplers called "Gold Rush".
Leslie is joining all of the outside blocks of her "Pemberley" to the centre. The sides are on, just the top and bottom row to stitch on. It is looking fabulous.
Kerrie has also finished her beautiful "Pemberley". It has a lovely soft tone to the colours. Gorgeous.
Today I started to teach my newest Jane Austen quilt, "Lambton". The girls are making lots of different colour combinations. I am looking forward to seeing them develop. These are by Michelle, Jennie and Kylie.
Sunday, 31 January 2016
I have been very busy preparing for all my regular classes which start this week. Especially exciting is the commencement of teaching the seventh quilt in the Jane Austen Quilt Collection "Lambton". I know a lot of ladies have been patiently waiting for this one!
I have been asked many times to sell these major patterns but I do not think it is fair to my loyal students who all pay considerable amounts to attend class. A huge amount of work and time goes into each of these quilts from the design process, all the hand stitching, typing notes, hand drawing pattern sheets and the preparation of printing, photographs and class folders. I will most likely release the patterns for sale in a few years time.
I am also busy preparing for a three day annual retreat I conduct for The Quilting Room in Victor Harbor, South Australia. I love this special retreat organised by Helen Campbell. I love to meet up with some of the SA ladies I have taught for the past few years. This year I am teaching them "Meryton".
I can show you a glimpse of the next Jane Austen quilt I have been working on, to be called "Hartfield". This is the house where Emma Woodhouse lives with her father in the delightful Austen novel "Emma". Hard to believe she wrote this over 200 years ago!