Friday, 25 January 2013

Patterns for Sale

Holiday Sewing

I have now written all the patterns for the sewing I completed over the holiday period.  Here are some photos.

Here is a "Quilter's Ensemble" including a bag for rotary cutter and scissors, a pen and implement roll and a cute pin cushion.

Here is a matching "Patches Project Bag" with lots of pockets included. The front of the bag is the first photo and then the back view.

Here is a lovely handbag I have made.  I am very proud of it as I have not made a fancy bag for a while.  My son David named it "Pamela":

Here is a close up of the centre panel:

Here is a new cushion I have named "Crossed Tulips" Cushion.  It features prairie points around the centre applique:

Here is a closeup of the applique:

If you would like to purchase any of these new patterns, please send me an email at Most of the patterns are $17.70, except the cushion which is $15.50.

Jane Austen Finishing School

Wonderful Progress on Quilts

I have had a lovely couple of weeks spending more time with ladies I have taught over the past couple of years as we make significant progress on their Jane Austen collection quilts: "Pemberley", "Netherfield" and "Longbourne".

I held six full day workshops at Pioneer Patchwork over the last 2 weeks.  Despite the horrific heat outside on some of the days (with the hottest day on record in Sydney yesterday: 45 degrees Celsius) it was cool in the workshop room and very busy with lots of chatter and sewing!

Here are some of the goodies.

A very relaxed happy group chatting and sewing in the air conditioned space:

The next two photos show Kris' most gorgeous tiny hexagon flowers for her "Longbourne" quilt.  These are made from 3/8 inch hexagons - some girls loved doing them (others were not so keen)!  Kris "fussy cut" hers from a variety of pretty William Morris fabrics - wow.  They are so lovely.

Here is Kris' centre.  She is a master at hand applique and all her quilts turn out soft and pretty.

This is Sue's wonderful "Netherfield" centre, just started in Finishing School and look how much she got done - go girl!

This is Kelly's fabulous "Pemberley" - almost finished!  Her colours are fresh and beautiful.

This is Elaine's "Netherfield" centre also just started.  Her fabrics are lovely.

This is Larraine's finished "Fandango" - this is the very first quilt she has finished and it is gorgeous.  Congratulations Larraine.  In case you were wondering, Larraine was also finishing her "Longbourne" in Jane Austen Finishing School but we also joked Jane might have travelled to Japan - hence her Japanese whack and stack was finished in class!

Thanks to all the girls who joined me for "Finishing School" - I was exhausted but happy we all had a great time and achieved a lot. 

As many ladies requested a repeat, I will be conducting "Finishing School" again in January 2014.  Bookings are open!


Katrina x