Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

A Brand New Year for Sewing

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas and New Year with family and friends.  I know I did!

I have been working very hard over the past week designing and creating new projects for a new pattern release.

So far I have designed a table runner, a project bag, a rotary cutter/scissor bag, a cushion, a pen roll, a pin cushion and am now working on a handbag.  Great fun to have the time to design and sit and sew until it is finished!

Here is a sneak peak of the project bag and matching rotary cutter bag:

Here is a look at the front of the cushion- hand quilting still in progress:

The patterns for these projects and the rest will be released very soon.



Wednesday, 5 December 2012

"Homespun" Profile

My Profile in "Homespun" Magazine

I have just received my copy of Universal Magazines' "Homespun", Issue Number 115, Volume 13, Number 12.

This is a special issue celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's fabulous novel "Pride and Prejudice".

This book is very dear to my heart and has brought me great luck in my quilting career.  Naming my antique inspired series of quilts after the houses in P & P has proved very popular with my students.

My "Jane" cushion features in this issue of Homespun.  Make sure you head to the newsagents soon and pick up a copy.  Yay!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Katrina Hadjimichael Patterns for Sale

Patterns for Sale

I have released some of my quilt patterns for sale by mail order.

Please send me an email if you would like to purchase any of the following patterns.  Payment will be via cheque or money order only.

I have four quilts made specifically from jelly rolls.  Each of the patterns is made from one jelly roll plus background fabric and borders.  They all finish at about 70" square.

Dust off those jelly rolls you have been hoarding and make a fun quilt!

The cost of the first four patterns is $15.50 each, plus postage.

The first pattern is "Jelly Friends".  This quilt uses an Easy Angle ruler to cut half square triangle units from the jelly roll strips to make five blocks set on point.  Add side setting triangles in a large print and sashings and you have a lovely bed sized quilt.

 The next pattern is "Jelly Nation".  Carrie Nation blocks are set side by side to create a wonderful secondary pattern of squares across the quilt.

Here is a close up of the corner:

This one, called "Jelly Mosaic" is a very quick quilt to make using just squares and rectangles cut from the jelly roll and borders and background fabric.   It can be a very masculine quilt, depending on the jelly roll used.

Here is a close up of the blocks:

And the corner:

This one is called "Jelly Holiday".  It is also a quick and fun quilt to construct in log-cabin like blocks and string pieced side setting triangles.

Here is a close up:

The next quilt is one made in response to a challenge from one of my students: "to make a jelly roll sampler quilt".  This is "Jelly Jewels".  The pattern includes instructions for thirteen sampler blocks cut from a jelly roll plus all the settings and border instructions.  This pattern is $25 plus postage.

Here is a close up:

I hope you have enjoyed my show and tell of jelly roll quilts and are inspired to purchase a pattern.  Please let me know.

More patterns to be released soon.

Katrina Hadjimichael