Saturday, 17 February 2018

Beautiful Jane Austen Quilts

It is a pleasure to see so many very beautiful versions of my Jane Austen quilt designs coming to life.

Class action from The Stitchers Cupboard.  Here is a delightful centre for “Netherfield” by Chris.

Two stunning Hartfield centres, first by Irene

And this one by Margaret.

Jenny has been steadily working on her gorgeous “Pemberley” in soft colours.  We have now added the half Dresden flower border.  Love it.

Lots of ladies began their “Highbury” quilt journey this last week.  Not so much to show just yet but I am looking forward to showing lots of beautiful floral bouquets with ribbons very soon.

Beautiful Work at Lyn’s Fine Needlework

I love it when I meet lovely people who have not done a lot of quilting and especially appliqué before.  They come to class to learn my techniques and before too long, they produce a magnificent quilt.

I am so proud of Adrienne, who has made the most magnificent “Pemberley”.

It has recently been custom quilted by Belinda Betts of Eucalypt Ridge Quilting.  Just awe inspiring work.  A masterpiece to see.

Here are some detailed shots of the blocks in the outside border.  Wow!

What a beautiful quilt.  The pattern and template kit are available from my website.

Adrienne is now well on the way to making another beautiful quilt.  This time, “Lambton”.

Simi has been working on blocks for her “Pickled Paisley” in Japanese fabrics.  Very striking.

Great work ladies.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Masterpiece “Henrietta” by Sharon

I am so proud of Sharon who has recently completed this magnificent version of Henrietta.

It is so gratifying when someone takes my design and takes it even further.

My version also had machine pieced blocks in the centre but whereas my appliqué border was all machine stitched, Sharon has spent many, many hours working her floral border by hand.  It is absolutely stunning.

The design for the border was inspired by a Baltimore appliqué quilt.  I loved the roses and profusion of flowers and leaves.

The block is a classic pieced Block called Queen Victoria’s crown.

Congratulations Sharon.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Two Busy Days at The Stitchers Cupboard

Two very busy classes have just been held at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.

Sharon was working on the completion of her “Hartfield” in jewel tones.  Wow, love it, Sharon.

Here are her blocks for the outside borders.

Jenny was also working on “Hartfield”, stitching the appliqué cornerstone blocks.

A magnificent show and tell from Pam.  This is her superb “Meryton” in soft pink and taupe.  Stunning.

Pam also brought in her beautiful blue “Summer Winds” Block Keeper which she made in Summer School.  Beautiful work, Pam.

I am enjoying starting everyone off on their journey to make “Highbury”, my latest Jane Austen quilt.  There are going to be some very different colour schemes happening.

Here is my quilt centre.

Kerrie is using pinks and browns (one of my favourite colour combinations).

Dot is using bright 1930s fabrics.  Lots of planning going on here.

Hope you all have some stitching time.  K x

Thursday, 8 February 2018 has launched!

So excited that my brand new website launched at 7am this morning, Friday, 9 February, 2018.

Thank you to everyone that has had a look at my web page and sent me their best wishes.

I have already received lots of orders for my patterns and template kits.

Make sure you register to receive future updates about my website.


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Launch day for Website

Hi everyone, tomorrow Friday 9 February, 2018 is launch day for my new website.

I will be going online for the first time with a gallery of my work and a shop where my patterns and template kits can be purchased.

You will be able to purchase the pattern for “Pemberley” and for the first time, “Lambton” and “Longbourne”.

I will also be selling a new pattern booklet and template set to make “Spikes and Specks”.

Plus twenty different patterns for smaller projects.

I hope you will take a look and let me know what you think!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Classes Start at Hobbysew for the Year

My regular once a month classes at Hobbysew Kings Park have begun with lots of show and Tell and busy work on new projects. Kerrie has made great progress on the centre of “Hartfield” in lovely blues, greens, greys, golds and reds.

Jacqui has almost completed her beautiful centre for “Victoria”.  I teach lots of Baltimore appliqué techniques to make the three dimensional flowers on this very pretty quilt.

Pat has completed her version of “Hunsford” for her grandson.

Dru has finished her beautiful “Wentworth” in pink and green with a striped border.  Gorgy.

Anne is stitching some beautiful work on her “Hartfield” Centre.  Love it.

Sharon has completed a feminine version of my D’Arcy Cushion, so we have called it Mrs D’Arcy.  Lol.

What have I been doing?  I have been working non stop to prepare notes for the start of “Highbury” classes later this week.

And I have been preparing a new pattern booklet for “Spikes and Specks” to sell on my new website.

Stay tuned.....