Monday, 29 July 2013

Glorious Weather for the "Misty Mountains"

The weather was glorious again today so I enjoyed my drive up to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains to teach the delightful ladies from the "Misty Mountains Quilters".

This was our third lesson on my "Longbourne" quilt from the Jane Austen Collection.  It is always very gratifying to see the ladies enjoying making their quilts and a delight for me to see all the different colour combinations.

Here are the quilts so far.  I think you will agree they are all absolutely magnificent.

The first one belongs to Kerry.  I love her reproduction fabrics and the great blue striped border fabric and red and blue colour combinations.

This one by Meg has beautiful subtle colours in the hexagons including a very pretty French General fabric that has been "fussy cut" for the hexagon centres.

Here is a close up of the hexagons pinned in place:

This one made by Jean is divine in shades of blue and green with gold. Her hexagons are beautiful!

Here is a close up of some of Jean's hexagon/square frames for the next border:


This quilt by Therese is gorgeous in a beautiful mixture of hexagon flowers on a brown background. Love it!

This one made by Victoria is stunning and bold with hexagons that stand out against the dark background. Wow!

This one has been made by Faye.  She was amusing us with her stories of sewing the paper piecing in the car while being a passenger on holidays and hanging background strips from the caravan door.  It is simply glorious in its shades of pink, blue, green and gold.  And yes, Faye, the urn is still not finished!

This one by Helen is so soft and pretty in delicate fabrics and colours. The background to her hexagons is very subtle.

This one was made by Jill.  Her "fussy cutting" is extraordinary.  Check out the different shapes created in the hexagon flowers.

Here is a close up of Jill's hexagons. Gorgy!

This one was made by Clare in batik fabrics.  She joked that she did not set out to make a purple quilt (but the others told me all her quilts have purple in them!)  It is so lovely with the soft gradation of colour across the different fabrics.  The shades of green really add to it.  Wonderful.

Although she was not able to be with us on the day, Anne sent me a photograph of progress made on her quilt in bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  It is looking fabulous.  It looks completely different to all the other versions that have been made and I am so thrilled that the design holds up.

What a fabulous show and tell.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing these beautiful quilts.  There is more to be done on them with the next couple of borders.

Katrina x


  1. a feast for the eyes, such beautiful hexies, thanks for posting

  2. these are all so pretty, I love seeing the variations of color using the same pattern