Monday, 29 October 2018

Beautiful Completed Quilts from Around the World

I have received some photos recently of some amazing quilts made from my patterns.

This is a stunning “Spikes and Specks” made by Marie and custom quilted by Jocelyn Atkinson in New Zealand.  
Marie attended a two day workshop I taught in Auckland last October to teach the paper foundation piecing techniques to make this quilt.
Fantastic work Marie!

This is a gorgeous “Ashbourne Mill” made by Gail of the USA from my pattern published in Quiltmania magazine in February 2016.
Gail had never tried paper foundation piecing before.  Great job Gail.

Gail quilted this herself.  Wow!

My quilt was actually on the cover of that issue of Quiltmania.

Here is a photo of another totally different version of the same quilt, posted to Facebook by Veerle from Belgium.

Photos of another beautiful quilt were sent to me by Carolyn from New Zealand. She has made “Pemberley” in bright modern fabrics and the quilt was custom quilted amazingly by Rebecca Owen. Carolyn attended my retreat in New Zealand with Patchwork Passion.

Two completions in class close to home this week are Michelle’s fantastic “Netherfield” in Autumnal fabrics, and 

Sharon’s very pretty “Jelly Nation”.

I have been working steadily on segments of Jane Austen #11, “Norland Park”.

I just love to see other Quilters versions of my designs!  Happy stitching everyone.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Lovely work in class at Post Office Patchwork

My Wednesday ladies have been working hard on their various quilts.  It was great to get together again this week to see their progress and work on more.

Lisa has done heaps of EPP preparation while on holidays.  We were able to add her hexagon border to her beautiful “Longbourne” centre.

Margaret was at the same stage with her “Longbourne” in soft shades.

Judy has completed lots of wonderful blocks for her “Spikes and Specks” quilt which is paper foundation pieced. Wow!

I was able to help Di position and glue baste her handsome “Pemberley” bird and bows in position. Looking gorgeous!

I have a vacancy in my Friday class at Glenbrook, the first Friday of the month.  If you would like to join me for lots of sewing fun, please contact Judy.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

In the Classroom Last Week

Lots more gorgeous work to show you from the classroom at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.

Wonderful “fussy cutting” and English paper piecing by Irene for the elongated hexagon borders of her beautiful “Hartfield”.

And more on her cornerstone blocks.

Chris is making progress on the hexagon vine borders for her “Netherfield”.  Also gorgeous colours and fussy cutting.

Maryse has begun a new quilt after completing her amazing “Hunsford” last month.  This is the centre block for her new “Hartfield”.

Sue has made some beautiful Dresdens for her “Highbury” borders.

Christine has almost finished her “Highbury”, just the corner flowers and final border to go on.
It is absolutely beautiful.

Julie was also working on Dresdens for “Highbury”.  Gorgeous!

What have I been sewing lately?  I have turned a corner of my Ottoman tent inspired quilt.  Yay, all the hand appliqué is now complete.
Now to hand quilt! Yes, a long term project.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Fabulous Whack and Stack Quilts

I returned to Moss Vale today to teach a second workshop for the Southern Highlands Quilters.  It was amazing to see the progress the ladies had made on the quilts over the past month.  In fact, a number of ladies had already completed their quilts!  Wow, spectacular results ladies.

Here are some photos of the beautiful versions of “Marrakesh”.

Carla set her stunning fan blocks in a different way.

For this elegant one, we set the blocks in a serpentine arrangement.  Looks gorgeous.

More lovely blocks with tea cups and butterflies.

Then there were some spectacular versions of “Millefiori” using Whack and Stack 60 degree triangles. Wow!

Some ladies were completely finished, quilted and bound!

Other ladies were laying out their large hexagon shaped blocks in rows.

And others worked on their small hexagon blocks for the corners of the quilt.

What a kaleidoscope of colour and movement!  Congratulations ladies and thanks for a great class.

Thank you also to my dear friend Carla for organising this and for your hospitality.  Love your tulips, always a reminder of Bowral.