Sunday, 19 May 2019

Introducing “Norland Park”

I am very excited to reveal my new Jane Austen quilt, for classes in 2020. 

Here is “Norland Park”, number eleven in my series named after places in Jane Austen’s novels.  

All of these designs include lots of English paper piecing and hand appliqué.  This one is no exception.

“Norland Park” comes from the novel “Sense and Sensibility”.

I have used a vibrant colour scheme of blue, pumpkin, red, purple and gold with many pieces fussy cut from reproduction fabrics.

I have been working on this quilt for two years and have fond memories of taking the hexagon medallions with me to work on during my travels.

The quilt will now go off to Helen Hayes to do her magic with the quilting.

I am looking forward to teaching “Norland Park” extensively in my classes next year.

Stunning Work at The Stitchers Cupboard

Lots of classes over the past week at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden, with sensational show and tell all around.

Here is Julie’s fabulous “Hartfield”, now complete with the final border.  Amazing work Julie, congratulations.

Others working on “Hartfield” included Maryse.  Here is the layout for all her blocks.  Stunning.

Margaret is also almost ready to put her “Hartfield” together.

Here are some of her blocks.

Lots of ladies have been making wonderful progress on their gorgeous versions of “Donwell Abbey”.  Here are a few.

By Jan.

By Natalie.

By Pam.

By Sharon.

By Glynne  (hey Glynne).

By Karen.

By Jenny.

By Shirley.

By Regina.

Ivana has done lots of work on her beautiful hexagon centre for “Meryton”.  Love it.

Iain completed a lovely version of “Hopetoun”.

Fabulous work everyone!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Website Specials for May

I have been discounting one or two of the patterns on my website each month this year.

For May, I am offering a 20% discount on the pattern and template kit for my “D’Arcy Cushion” and on the pattern for my “Aussie Sue” quilt.    

The cushion project comes from one of the blocks in my “Pemberley” quilt.  It is fun to fussy cut and English paper piece this double Dresden ring block.

The kit contains three large Perspex cutting templates and all the papers required to make the cushion.

Some of my students have made these beautiful versions of the “D’Arcy” cushion.

Here is the link to purchase this pattern and kit.  Press here.

The other product on sale for the month of May is the “Aussie Sue” quilt pattern.  This is a calendar quilt featuring Sunbonnet Sue’s activities in Australia.

I love this purple version of my quilt, beautifully made by Mooneen.

Here is the link to this pattern, press here.

May I wish all my blog readers in Australia, a Happy Mother’s Day.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May Classes at Hobbysew

Lots of gorgeous work happened in class last week at Hobbysew Kings Park.  Some spots are available for the first Wednesday or the first Thursday of the month.

Wendy was working on this beautiful version of  the centre of “Hunsford”.

Dru achieved lots on her paper foundation pieced compass blocks for “The Way Ahead”.

This is the centre block.

And more in vibrant Jinny Beyer palette fabrics.

Kerrie worked on her gorgeous “Longbourne”.

Sandra and I put together her prepared pieces for the centre of “Lambton”.

Judy was busy stitching the appliqué on her stunning “Highbury”.

Vicki hand quilted around the Dresdens for her “Shirley” Ruler Bag.

I helped Christine create a custom designed folder cover for her patterns.

Sharon completed her wonderful version of the “Summer Winds” Block Keeper.

Remember, a lot of these patterns are for sale through my website.