Catching up and new patterns

Long time no post!!

Its now been 8 weeks since Margaret and I got back from the US and I think I’ve only just stopping “running”!!  So much to catch up on.

I finally finished Auntie Green’s Garden, the pattern of which went on sale at the Craft Show in Sydney.  It is now available from my website and it will soon be available at Somerset. 

I’ve been madly designing.  As I sometimes only have weekends free, this has been somewhat difficult but………  at least I have some new patterns completed and some on the drawing board.  I like to have my appliqué pieces all stuck down with glue so that its portable and I can spend a whole day just preparing – one of the many aspects of designing that I love – my least favourite being writing pattern!  I should have another new quilt all stuck down by tomorrow.  So that makes it two quilts that I can take around with me.

My next new pattern will be launched at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne.  More details to follow.

Part of Mosaic quilt

Here is the centre of my new quilt in progress which I am really really enjoying.  Its my interpretation of Nancy Horsfall’s Wedding quilt.

Image of Mimosa quilt
Centre of Mimosa

I had a trunk show at Essendon Quilters on Wednesday night.  I’m still waiting on some decent photos and will post as soon as I have them in my hot little hand.

Also looking forward to my quilting group’s retreat next weekend at The Craft Retreat in Hepburn Springs.  A whole weekend to sew and eat, and sew and eat and drink, and sew some more.  No other responsibilities – yippee!

So keep tuned…….. hopefully I will be posting more often – after yet another lesson from my web person, Jennifer.


  1. I am so excited that someone made a pattern for the Auntie Green quilt
    I have loved this quilt from the first time I opened the page in a book and saw it!
    LOVE the bird, looking forward to seeing more
    Welcome to blogland!

    1. Hi Kathie
      I’m so glad you took the time to write! I too have ALWAYS loved Auntie Green and have wanted to make it for a long time. When Vic Quilters had their challenge last year I decided that was my opportunity to do my own – and change the design elements that suited me. And the quilt just evolved! Quilters seemed to like it and I was asked to write a pattern – a huge undertaking and the part I least like about designing!

  2. Hi Irene. I wondered what happened to you and Margaret. So silent since your return! It must take quite a while to get back to normal after such a long trip.
    I love the interpretation of the wedding quilt and especially your color choices! Congrats on the patterns for sale, et al.
    I signed up to “follow” you; maybe you’ll do the same for me. Would love to have you do so.

    1. Hi Marsha
      I am only just getting back to normal! We had so much fun and excitement on our trip that I needed a holiday when I got back but have yet to have one! Thanks for your kind comments.

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