Monday, 13 February 2017
New Starts at The Stitchers Cupboard
I began teaching my eighth Jane Austen quilt design, "Hartfield" in earnest last week. It is always so much fun to start a new project (I always say finishing is over rated!), ha ha.
Lots of ladies began their "Hartfield" journey with planning the colours for their small 3/8" hexagon flowers in the centre block. Lots of playing with fabric and fussy cutting, not so much sewing yet. Despite the horrific heat wave (up to 45 degrees Celsius) outside, we were cool in the air con and happy to be doing what we love.
This is Jenny's centre plan (but I think we took the red centres out in the end).
This centre block was planned by Glynne.
Here is Vicki's plan.
Mooneen made a head start on hers over the holidays.
So did Lyn. She is using a little more purple than me.
Lyn is also making a lovely fussy cut zig zag border that looks like a purple rope.
Kerry is making an amazing bright version in hot pink and purples on a purple spot background. Love it.
Sue is using soft pink, teal and brown.
Dot is using some amazing fussy cuts in orange, red and blue.
Julie is using lots of fabrics from the Moda range of "Gratitude" by Jo Morton.
Jan is working with reds and creams on a light green background.
Jennie has recently received her lovely "Meryton" back from quilting in Auckland, New Zealand by Susan Trendall of Fastpatch Quilting. Susan has done a beautiful job. Jennie is just waiting for the weather to cool down before she binds it!
Wendy was so thrilled with the very first quilt she made in Summer School, she made another version of "Charlotte" in Tula Pink fabric for her daughter. It looks awesome!
All of Sharon's components for "Wentworth" are now coming together. It is looking beautiful in brown and blue.
Here is her delightful centre block.
And my sewing? I have been working on some secret projects including the workshop samples for my Jane Austen tour in Bath in May.
I have finally got back to my quilt-as-you-go quilt for my July retreat in Kurri Kurri, hopefully soon to be revealed.