Thursday, 2 October 2014

Catching Up, Dear Jane Begins & Liberty Giveaway!

Well it's been awhile, I've either been so busy at work or sewing.
I would like to thank everyone who posted a comment or emailed me to give advice on how to quilt the Comfort Quilt. I've decided to go with the horizontal and vertical lines and it has been sent away to be custom quilted by Chris.

Now for a bit of a catch up I've had quite a few 'sewing happenings' and lots of show and tell so you might want to grab a cuppa first...

I went to the The Appliqué Guild's Warrandyte chapter meeting, where I added a few more circles and flowers to Aunty Green.

There was lots of great appliqué and piecing for show and tell...

Beautiful piecing and appliqué by Val

Love that background fabric and the teal blue!
There's always something new to learn. Val cleverly re-uses foam packing to lay out her clamshells.

Sue #2 made this stunning quilt with and for her daughter.

The Art Gallery fabrics purchased in America were just gorgeous. This prompted a discussion about the comparatively high cost of fabrics in Australia.

Heather's beautiful quilt that has been a long term project.

'In The Pink' designed by Ester Aliu
Frances was starting on new stand-alone appliqué block to display in her home.

Sue #1 showed us this blue beauty that I think was her own design.

the back was great too!!

Two of Sue's sweet minis...

and don't you love how Sue has used these Liberty hexies for her sewing case?

Our lovely host Veronique, put Sue's Liberty scraps to good use in her new project, a quilt for Mill Rose Cottage.

I'm sure many of you will recognise the red door.

Speaking of Liberty we now get to my new beginning. I have started Dear Jane after attending the most fabulous workshop with Brenda Papdakis at Quilts in the Barn. I am using blue Liberty fabrics on a white background for my version of this most special quilt. I have been collecting fabrics since last December and to celebrate I am offering a giveaway pack of Liberty fabrics from my little stash.

Liberty of London fabric giveaway

The pieces are all at least 6" square some are bigger - perfect for Dear Jane or some small piecing like the hexies and clamshells above (the one on the right is my fave). I have also created a new page on this blog my Dear Jane Journal. To win this giveaway you just need to visit this new page and leave a comment there as to how you would use these fabrics if you were the winner - I will post overseas. Scroll back to the beginning of this post and you'll see the tab on the top left above my blog list.
Even if you're not into Liberty go check out my DJ blocks and read about the workshop, there's more show and tell!
Good luck


  1. So many beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.:)

  2. Some beautiful quilts and why is our fabric twice the price as the US?

  3. What an inspiring group of quilters. I enjoyed seeing all their work and watching your Aunty Green progress.

  4. Lots of beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing.
    You are very lucky to have taken a class with Brenda Papadakis! A Dear Jane from Liberty fabrics is going to be stunning!!! Looking forward to watching your progress.

  5. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts from this group.

  6. Such BEAUTIFUL quilts I love looking at them. I am hoping to be able to this caliber of quilting!

  7. What a gorgeous array of quilts and projects to inspire us..

  8. Absolutely LOVING your applique!!