Saturday, 21 May 2016

Launch of Katrina Hadjimichael Patterns on Craftsy

I am very excited to announce I have launched my first pattern for sale on Craftsy.

I have received a lot of enquiries over the years requesting me to sell my original quilt patterns.

The first pattern I have chosen to release is called the "Gold Rush Sampler".  This quilt features twelve machine pieced classic sampler blocks set on point.  The blocks are embellished with optional hand applique circles and leaf shapes.  I think the applique creates an added round dimension to the straight lines of the machine piecing.

Each of the sampler blocks are set on point and surrounded by a small sashing strip.  The corners are set with four pieced triangles which frame each block and make it a larger square unit.  The blocks are then sashed and cornerstone squares are added between the sashing strips.  A final wider border completes the quilt.

The "Gold Rush Sampler" is a bed sized quilt, measuring 73" x 93".

I have made the quilt in two completely different colourways: a red and gold version with brown and blue accents and a blue, pink and brown version.  Of course, my favourite fabrics are in a reproduction style but the two versions show the versatility of the design.  The quilt would also look great in many other colour schemes as well such as brights, batiks or black, white and red.

Here is my red and gold version of the "Gold Rush Sampler":

Here is my other version in blue, pink and brown:

The comprehensive pattern available to download from Craftsy includes lots of photographs of every block made up in the two colourways, detailed diagrams and written instructions for US$19.95.  The pattern has been extensively pattern tested by some of my wonderful students.  Thanks ladies!

I hope you will enjoy this pattern and I do intend to upload more patterns for sale in the future. Please spread the word and let me know what you think!  K x

Friday Sit and Sew at The Stitchers Cupboard

Lots of progress on different "Pemberley" quilts in particular at my regular Friday sit and sew.

This is Robyn's centre with the thin border print attached.  She has also completed all of her appliqué blocks.  Just the corner Dresdens to stitch on and everything to be sewn together.  Yay!  It is going to be beautiful, as are all of Robyn's quilts.



Mooneen was also working on "Pemberley".  Here is her centre with two more borders added.  Fabulous!



    Great sewing girls.

Beautiful Work by Students at The Stitchers Cupboard

It was lesson 4 for my first group of ladies making "Lambton" at The Stitchers Cupboard today.

They have excelled themselves with their beautiful colour selections and amazing workmanship.

First is Jane's beautiful centre in soft shades of green, orange and brown.  The striped fabric in her borders was an inspirational fabric choice, mitred to perfection in class today.  I love it.

This is Shirley's centre in rich deep colours.



Shirley has made two of her outside appliqué blocks.  She has a beautiful way with selecting fabrics.



Regina has completed a huge amount of work on her gorgeous quilt.  Here are all four of her outside blocks with large centre flower completed and a close up of each one.





This is my favourite:



Kelly has also put together her four beautiful blocks in reds, blues, browns and golds.  Awesome!






Just fantastic work ladies and thank you to Kelly for being my photographer today.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Gorgeous "Lambton" Blocks at Miranda

My ladies at Patchwork Plus have been enjoying their appliqué blocks for "Lambton".

Kris has finished all four blocks in the past month in her beautiful palette of soft blue, purple and yellow.

Denise also finished her four blocks to go with her gorgeous French provincial centre in tones of blue, red and yellow.

Pauline is working on her lovely blocks.

Here is Irene's lovely centre in soft pink, biscuit and blue/green.  Love it.

Gorgeous work, ladies.  I am looking forward to seeing the next instalment of blocks.  K x

Friday, 13 May 2016

"Hartfield" is Revealed: Jane Austen Number 8

I am delighted to show you my completed quilt called "Hartfield".  It is the eighth quilt in my Jane Austen Quilt Collection.  This will be my major teaching piece for 2017.

I have used a lot of "fussy cutting" and the quilt is entirely English paper pieced and appliquéd by hand.  It features lots of fabrics in red, brown, gold, purple and green.

Here are some close ups of the centre.



And the outside blocks:

I hope you will join me in class next year to commence your own "Hartfield" quilting journey.