Saturday, 28 September 2019

All in the Detail - Speaking to the Southern Highlands Quilters Guild

I spent a lovely morning speaking to the ladies of the Southern Highlands Quilters Guild about my use of colour in quilts.

I showed a PowerPoint presentation of how I choose the colour scheme for a new quilt, with lots of photos of my work.

And then a show and tell of the real quilts.

Thank you for having me, ladies.  I will be teaching a series of workshops for the Guild next year, concentrating on my English paper piecing and hand appliqué techniques on three of the Jane Austen quilts.

Masterpieces in Progress

It is very fulfilling to see a magnificent piece of work come from my classes.  This is a masterpiece.
This is Lyn’s version of my “Highbury” design, now beautifully quilted by Katy Law of Nutmeg Quilting.

How absolutely breathtaking!

Here is a look at the back which shows all of Katy’s exquisite quilting. Wow!

Here are some more fabulous quilts coming together in class.
“Hartfield” by Margaret.

“Donwell Abbey” by Robyn.

“Longbourne” by Margaret at Post Office Patchwork.

“Pemberley” Centre by Irene.

“Highbury” Centre by Julie.

Congratulations ladies on this beautiful work!

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Beautiful Stitching at The Stitchers Cupboard

Lots of fabulous work in class at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden this week.

Here is Colleen’s stunning “Donwell Abbey” Centre in fabulous red, gold and black.

Pam has added the double Dresden borders to her “Donwell” Centre. Beautiful fussy cutting.

Here is Glynne’s gorgeous centre in blue, green, purple and gold.  Wow!

This is Lynne’s pretty Centre Block.

Pam has done some great work on fussy cutting her Dresdens.

She has also used this fabric to make these gorgeous starry tiny Dresden flowers.  So fabulous.

Today I am working on templates for three new pattern releases. Lots of work.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Fabulous Class Work at Hobbysew Kings Park

Lots happening in classes over the last week.  I always have a great time at Hobbysew Kings Park.  My three classes are all in the first week of the month.

Wendy added borders to her lovely version of “Pemberlini”.

Karol has completed the centre of “Lambton” and is now working on the outside blocks.

Dru has added the circular flying geese to a compass block for “The Way Ahead”.

Sandra has created this beautiful block for “Lambton”.

Vicki is working on her “Shirley” Ruler Bag.

Anne is making a gorgeous urn block for “Donwell Abbey”.

Here are Judy’s beautiful Dresdens for “Highbury”.

Jill added more to this yummy “Heartstrings”.

Sharon is making a stunning and fun “Donwell Abbey”.

Meredith is making progress on “Jelly New Year”.

Cynthia is ready to join these for “Longbourne”.

Happy stitching everyone!

Monday, 2 September 2019

Show and Tell

I recently made a trip to a lovely shop called Quilt-Essentials at Adamstown, Newcastle.
This is about three hours drive north from my home in Sydney.
The shop is owned by Jen, who keeps this magnificent rainbow of fabrics on offer.

Here is the aftermath from my show and tell.  Lol.

The ladies were working on their choice of several projects.  Here is a sample.

Lady Cavendish by Kim.

Cordelia by Anne.

Rachael is up to hand quilting her magnificent “Hartfield” from previous classes.  Wow!

Back in Sydney, here is a sample from The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.

The start of “Wentworth” by Bev.

Iain is progressing on his “Lord Cavendish” in red and navy.

Glynne is making her version in lovely Tilda fabrics.

Glynne again with her amazing centre of “Donwell Abbey”.

Here is Jan’s version in red, brown and black.  Fabulous work.

Another “Donwell Abbey” Centre by Judy at Post Office Patchwork.

Here is Margaret’s sensational “Longbourne”, almost finished.

Here is a photo I received from Sue of her outstanding “Hartfield”. Love it, Sue.

Here is some of my recent stitching.  More baby pentagons.

My new table runner called “Hampton Court.  Pattern coming soon.

And a nearly completed bag called “Kimiko”.