Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Open Saturday till 4pm

Shop Hop starts in 1 day on Saturday. For the next 4 Saturdays until November 17th I will be open until 4pm on Saturdays. Do call in if you need anything or would like to look around. You do not need to be part of the shop hop.
I am looking forward to the shop hop as we gets lots of visitors. I have made up all my kits and have some spare if anyone wants to purchase the blocks and can make up a finishing kit as well. Depends whether you want to make up the large full size quilt, almost 2m or whether you want to make it up to the first border about 1.5m.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Patchwork Pattern

I have just printed a new pattern. I have collaborated with a graphic designer (Mitch Manuel) to use his designs in patchwork and applique. Mitch designs lots of patterns using the Koru and Kowhaiwhai as inspiration. This is the first pattern in our collaboration which we are calling Down Under Designs.
This first pattern is Star Flowers
 It is really simple to make as it is one piece of fabric for the background and the black shapes are appliqued over this fabric. How you place them creates the pattern of flowers and stars. I had fun quilting a lot in the design but it could be quilted quite simply with straight lines and it would still look very effective. Audition several fabrics for your backgrounds to see what you like best. I chose a batik that was very multi coloured.
The pattern is now available for NZ$15