Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New patterns in the shop

I've just listed three new patterns in my etsy shop.
Below is the Noodle Box wallhanging which is constructed using the Quilt-as-you-go method.
It measures 45" square when finished and the blocks are a generous 17" - nice and big for lots of quilting. The large print centres are surrounded by foundation pieced flying geese.
As you know with Quilt-as-you-go the blocks are pieced, layered with wadding then quilted individually. The border is made in the same manner. They are then sewn together, in this case with thin sashing and the job is done apart from the binding.

It's a great technique and makes the quilting process so much more manageable.
The next pattern is Crown Jewels - an interesting take on that old Dresden plate block.
The quilt measures 62" square and the blocks are 14".

The plates are made using the English paper piecing technique with the corner points added to the ring. Templates are in the pattern for you to make your own papers.
The fussy cut centre is reverse appliqued and the plates are then appliqued onto a background square. 
Folded prairie points are inserted around the blocks and it's all framed with a large print border.
It's a lovely project if you're looking for some handwork over the holidays.

Next one is the Deco Lamp wallhanging.
Foundation pieced New York Beauty blocks sew together quickly to make this stunning "lamp".

Large setting triangles are surrounded by a foundation pieced sawtooth border and with extra borders added the top could be the centre for a medallion quilt .
The pattern includes extensive instructions and diagrams plus foundations for all the arcs and the border.
If you see something you like don't worry about waiting for delivery. I'll be mailing all over the break except for the Public Holidays

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winding down

As classes finish for the year there's lots of show and tell and xmas lunches.
Lorraine's Hatchet is back from the quilters and looks so bright and beautiful.

Alice is ready to quilt her Chocolate Stars top too.

She also made this for our Saturday class xmas lunch. Yummo!

We had an unexpected visitor to the aviary recently. A diamond python who was after mice. He got in but couldn't get out with that bulge in his belly!

Sue's Oriental Mariners looks fantastic and I know she's ready to start quilting it herself.

Jacobean Star from my Hobbysew class at Top Ryde. Love it.
The pattern is also available as a PDF in my etsy shop so no waiting for the post. It'll be there in a flash!

Daphne has been working on this centre from the Emperors Wheel quilt for a while but the end result is certainly worth the time taken.

Heather has started the Noodle Box quilt which is Quilt-as-you-go. Too easy - and she's also been working on this gem! What a fun project and it looks just like her too.

This is part of Margaret's third or fourth NYB quilt. She makes them and gives them away to the family.What a woman!

Kathy has done a fine job with her Supernova quilt in reproduction scraps - and how good does it look.
Just two more classes til I finish for the year and I'm looking forward to actually quilting some UFOs
Wish me luck with the growing pile.