Monday, 9 March 2015

Mrs Billings update...

Mrs Billings is one of my favourite antique quilts of all time. The original is a stunning masterpiece created by a very talented seamstress at the end of the 1700's and early 1800's. The original maker is unknown but her quilt lives on. There have been many variations made from the detailed pattern I have written and here for you to see are a very small sample!

These quilts have been created by Mary, Laurie, Sue, Josephine and Joan. They are all amazing! Would you like to create your very own Mrs Billings? I will be teaching a two day workshop this April at AQC (The Australian Quilt Convention) here in Melbourne, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th. Visit here for more information and class vacancies.


Monday, 2 March 2015

A Mystery at Somerset revealed...

At last... the quilt is complete! Quilted with binding on and stitched in place - a start and a finish for 2015... 
can I keep up the pace! Probably not :) 

Here is the finished 'Somerset Mystery quilt'. Many of the girls started it over summer school this year and because it was a mystery to them (and in part to me!) there are lots of very different and very gorgeous versions, hopefully I can share some of those with you soon. You may have noticed that it turned out very big (89"x89"), to big to easily photograph in one hit! 
Pattern writing continues today with the full instructions available very, very soon.

Following on with the finish theme... here is Jan's hexagon quilt almost done using Kathy from Material Obsessions fabric. Another beautiful quilt!

More Lucy Boston blocks, I never tire of looking at these!

And as promised... this weeks fabric deliveries. Edith by Mary Koval, very yum in pinks, purples and browns.

Followed by these beautiful gold and grey shades by The Quilted Crow Girls.

They look very inviting in these little bundles!

More fabric updates and lots of show and tell soon...