It has been too long since my last post, sorry. I am slowly finding my rhythm again….
Ok ,I went to the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston with a detour in between to teach my “Pêle-Mêle ” pattern in a lovely spot in Florida, Stuart. It was the highlight of my two weeks in the States. Jennifer from Redthread studio http://redthreadstudio organised my stay and it was magnificent, I met some lovely ladies and saw more inspirations for PM no 3 ( if I can get to it)!
The Quilt Market and Festival were awesome, an eye opener. The American quilters are different, I learned a lot, got some ideas and was quite surprised to found out there are some who are quite scared of needle turn appliqué. The Quilts on display were gorgeous, a lot done on domestic or long arm, and their Sapphire Celebration very inspiring. By the way I believe that our AQC show in April is as good as the Houston Show, on a smaller scale of course…
Back home I had to face a jungle ( the garden) busy bees ( they behaved and didn’t swarm) an 18yr old ( my son) going through final exams and schoolies ( glad it’s over) and a very messy sewing room with so many projects on the go it’s depressing…. so I started a new one ( small).
But the good news is “The BEe quilt ” is finished and the pattern nearly done, just needs to be check out by a couple of friends. And I am looking at selling some of my smaller patterns as download patterns…. Will let you know.
It has been a long time since my last post, first a Happy New Year, lots of sewing and laughter.
After a nice break, lots being done in the garden, and I even managed to finish 2 quilts ( shall I start 2 more?).
There are few exciting news for me this year; I am going to start teaching once a month at Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, but if you prefer you could join me in Nantes for a class at the Quiltmania Salon ” Pour l’amour du fil” or why not coming at The Quilt Shop in Eltham and learn how to make The ChOok Quilt ?
Plenty of opportunities for me to meet some of you….
P.S : my son took the picture of the blue banded bee ( native bee) on the banner
Il s’est écoulé pas mal de temps depuis mon dernier petit mot, tout d’abord une Bonne Année à toutes et tous, pleine de projets et de rires.
Après de mini vacances, nous avons bien travaillé dans le jardin, j’ai quand même réussi à finir 2 quilts ( est-ce que je devrais en commencer 2 nouveaux?).
De bonnes nouvelles pour moi cette année; je vais commencer à donner des cours une fois par mois à Sewn and Quilted à Blackburn, mais si vous préférez vous pouvez me rejoindre à Nantes où j’aurais une classe lors du Salon “Pour l’Amour du Fil” avec Quiltmania, ou alors venez à Eltham “The Quilt Shop pour apprendre à faire ” The ChOok Quilt”.
Plein d’occasions de se rencontrer…..
P.S mon fils a pris la photo de l’abeille à rayures bleues ( abeille native) qui se trouve en haut de page
The wait is over ! You can now order “Jardin de poche” . A little booklet with template $25, only available from my website.#embroidery #flowers#orangepeelquilt #garden #patchnquilt#sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #pincushionpantiles...
After last night strong winds I found a “surprise” in the veggie patch. One of the top of the redwood tree ( it had 3 after being struck by lightning 20 yrs ago) had fallen down ( from a great height😶) missing the beehives by not much 😅. It’s about 4m long and weigh a tonne. It did prune seriously my apricot tree and shattered the compost bin as well as one of the rose bush. Just relieved that the bees still have a roof... might buy a Tastlotto ticket 🍀 or am I pushing my luck ?
Something new is coming up .....register for my newsletter ( in the bio) and you will be amongst the first one to see it 🤫#quilts#libertyfabrics #garden#flowers#embroidery#gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt#sewnandquilted...
Not a dull moment here. 10 days ago I lost my favorite chook to the neighbour’s dogs ( she flew over the wrong fence😢). So we made sure it won’t happen again. 10 days of digging, building, stappling and re-arranging.... just need to add few decorations like greens😊And now back to quilting 🥳🥳
Calling on every quilters who has done one or more of my patterns. I would like to start a customer’s gallery on my website.
Email me one or more photo of the completed quilt or nearly completed
Looking forward to see some pics!
“Toujours Provence” for the repro lovers.... to order your copy www.wattlebird.com.au
#reproductionfabrics #sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #petraprinspatchwork #redthreadstudioonline #pincushionpantiles #appliqué...
“La vie d’un jardinier “ (a gardener’s life) my new block of the month. Fresh and happy , appliqué and embroidery
Available as a download or printed pattern. Register through www.wattlebird.com.au
Starting on the 1st of Novembre.
Ce patron à télécharger est aussi disponible en français
#garden#jardin#quilts#appliqué#broderie #embroidery#sewnandquilted #patchnquilt #thequiltshop #clairsfabric #gippsbearycottage #pincushionpantiles #redthreadstudioonline
Le patron à télécharger “La vie d’un jardinier” sera aussi disponible en français, ainsi que mon petit bulletin d’infos. Inscriptions sur mon site
#wattlebirddesigns #sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt#quilts#broderie#applique qué#quiltmania #pincushionpantiles #petraprins...
“The Bee Quilt” online class on the 23/10... and you can now download the pattern at wattlebird.com.au
This class will be about the embroidered block but more will be schedule later😊 and 🤞face to face ( 😷)
#quilts #bees #embroidery #sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt...
Let’s have a discovery game: how well do u know my patterns ? Every week I’ll be posting a detail from one of my quilts and you tell me the name of the pattern. Starting with an easy one ...
#quilts#embroidery#scrappyquilt #sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt #clairsfabric #redthreadstudioonline...
What about practicing embroidery with me ? Every couple of days I’ll post a short video on a particular stitch which you can practice the following day😊starting with the ever useful blanket st and a twist to it . Enjoy #embroidery#quilts#felt#gippsbearycottage #sewnandquilted#petraprinsamsterdam #patchnquilt...