Friday, 8 December 2017

Two “Pickled Paisleys”

Here are two totally different versions of my “Pickled Paisley” quilt design.  It is amazing how different fabric choices change the quilt completely.

This dramatic version is by Michelle with bright colours on a black background and a cream paisley feature print.




This one is by Jennie with a very soft flow of colours over the surface with a pretty Paisley feature print in purple, red and teal.



Well done ladies on this challenging sewing pattern.  I love them both!






Magnificent Quilts at The Stitchers Cupboard

Wow, is all I can say!  I have seen some amazing show and tell of finished quilts this week at The Stitchers Cupboard.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

“Hartfield” by Lyn in reproduction purple, red, brown and gold.


“Hartfield” by Christine in teal. Red, brown and tan.


“Hartfield” by Mooneen in red, brown, purple and mustard.


“Hartfield” Centre by Jenny in bright jewels on a black background.





Pretty fairy floss “Hartfield” by Karen.


“Hartfield” block by Jenny in soft colours.


By another Jenny in brights.


By Karen in pinks and reds.



By Sue in pink, brown and teal.


Here is progress on Julie’s beautiful “Netherfield” in pink, teal and tan.




Thank you so much to Lyn for the wonderful Christmas baking.  Just delicious!!


Classes Wrap Up at Hobbysew for the Year

My final classes for the year at Hobbysew Kings Park were held last week.

Anna finished this stunning “Blue Lotus” quilt.  All by machine, gorgeous and a gift she is giving away to a friend.




Lesley added clam shell borders to her beautiful “Longbourne” quilt.





Dru was working on English paper pieced outside border blocks for “Hunsford” in dramatic red and black.


Pat has almost completed a lovely “Hartfield” for her grand daughter.


I will be back to Kings Park for January Summer School on January 9, 2018.  Happy stitching until then ladies.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Magnificent “Meryton” by Anne

Absolutely thrilled and so proud of Anne’s work on this completely gorgeous “Meryton” in lovely pink and soft green.  The quilt was recently custom quilted by Belinda Betts of Eucalypt Ridge Quilting in Orange.  It is stunning!


Hard to get a photo of the whole quilt in a confined space.  It is definitely a bed sized quilt.


Here are some close ups of the different sections which show Anne’s lovely colour choice and stitching and the beautiful quilting by Belinda.






I saw Anne’s quilt yesterday at our last Saturday class for the year at Hobbysew Kings Park.  Meredith was in fine form clowning around with an embroidery hoop cover which looks like a shower cap!  Sharon also having a laugh.


Sharon was beginning to work on her Mr D’Arcy Cushion with a lovely combination of fabrics.


Anne is on to her next quilt “Hartfield” with lovely hexagons.



Thank you ladies for your support and friendship throughout the year.  Lots more to come.  K x











Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A Bit More

Here are some pics of the fabulous “Hartfield” just completed by Glynne with perfect mitred corners.  Wow!

It really is stunning.  I love it Glynne.  Made in class at The Stitchers Cupboard.




Iain has pieced this striking block on his machine.


It was fun to see myself profiled in the November issue of Homespun magazine.


I am working on some new projects for classes next year. Stay tuned. 

Just a reminder that I have a couple of spots in my monthly Thursday and Friday sit and sew classes at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden next year.  Also, the third Saturday of the month.  You can make anything from my portfolio, including the new Jane Austen quilt called “Highbury”.



Saturday, 25 November 2017

Classes in Glenbrook and Nowra

Lots more show and Tell from classes this week. The ladies in Wednesday class at Post Office Patchwork have made huge progress on their beautiful appliqué quilts.

Kerry has achieved heaps on her gorgeous “Pemberley” Centre and corner pot blocks.




Just a reminder that you can purchase my “Pemberley” pattern and template kit directly from me.


Margaret has almost completed her fabulous “Lambton”.  Just the final border to go.






Judy also just has the final borders on her lovely “Wentworth” in blue and brown.



At Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra, Michelle has completed the centre of “Pemberley” and is using a quilt as you go method.



Sue has achieved lots of progress on her lovely “Wentworth”.






I had a lovely show and tell of Judy’s very pretty blocks for her “Lambton”.  Gorgeous work Judy.




Here is the centre.


Lee was stitching some beautiful blocks for “Pennsylvania”.  Love the colours.



What have I been sewing this week?  I am working with some very pretty fabrics on a couple of new projects.  Stay tuned.


Happy stitching everyone.