This blog features my original quilt designs and showcases the work being done in my classes. My teaching schedule will keep you informed of where I will be tutoring. I hope you enjoy your visit!
I teach at the following stores: The Stitchers Cupboard, Camden; Hobbysew Kings Park; Lyn's Fine Needlework, Baulkham Hills; Jukejema Quilting Barn, Nowra and Post Office Patchwork, Glenbrook.
We did make considerable progress on the "Marrakesh" quilt designs today - even though I think we were all getting tired by the end of the two days. Here are some of the blocks laid out on the table: These belong to Kathy - the Elizabethan version.
These are Colleen's bright and beautiful blocks.
These are Joan's in "autumnal" tones!
These belong to Tracey - gorgeous!
These are Iain's block on a fabulous sunny yellow background.
These are Kathy's blocks - great variety in pattern and colour.
Amazing how different they all look - some of us were working way out of our comfort zone - so well done everyone!
I will be teaching two brand new quilt designs at Jukejema in October this year. The quilts use a unique rotary cutting ruler to cut a tilted block from a nine patch to create exciting zig zag designs across a quilt. The first quilt I made is called "Fairy Floss". It has zig zags in bright pink, green and gold. The pieces cut from the nine patch blocks are used in the border so there is no wastage of fabric. Great fun!
The second quilt is a bit more complicated with zig zags in twelve different colours. I called it "Black Magic".
Students will receive all the notes for both quilts in class.
Today I have been working on secret sewing business with advanced yardage of two brand new ranges from Penny Rose Fabrics, the reproduction arm of Riley Blake. These have been supplied to me by Sue Daley of Millhouse Collections. The ranges are "19th Century Shirtings", with some great historic looking background fabrics and "Civil War Times", which has some gorgeous earthy colours and small motifs.
Great to see all the different colour combinations in the "Longbourne" quilts being made by the ladies at Jukejema in Nowra. Even though several of the ladies started with the same fabric range, the difference in their final choice is amazing. The first one is by Di. Her colour scheme is fresh and floral.
This one is Leanne's version, so pretty with its pink background and lovely reds.
This one is Karen's - so beautiful as well. Soft, with its yellow border and elegant with its pinks and purples.
Sue brought her beautiful "Pemberley" in to show me this week. She has been working steadily on it and has made great progress. The centre is together and all the blocks are done so she just has to sew it together! Yay! Take a look. It is gorgeous and dramatic with lots of lovely floral fussy cutting and black accents.
Sue has also used a very dainty floral border piece around her quilt. This adds a lovely touch.
Here is a sample of each of the outside block designs: first, the double ring dresden; second, the large dresden flower and last, her beautiful heart shaped corner blocks.