Friday, 30 September 2016

Focus on - Sarah Payne

The third focus on students to completing the level 2 City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting course is the work of Sarah Payne.

Sarahs patchwork project is a wall hanging inspired by Peterborough Cathedral. The graceful curving lines of the architecture provided a good design source for this beautiful wall hanging. Using the same block pattern in different sizes and orientations has  makes it dynamic and free flowing. The echo quilting adds to the effect.

The fabric was hand dyed on the course.  
I can certainly feel the soaring arches of the ceiling when I look at it.

Sarah's love of peacocks was the inspiration for this unusual peacock cushion which shows her creative use of appliqué, 3D and raw edged.

The choice of colours add a wonderful vibrancy to this cushion.

Congratulations to Sarah on completing the level 2 course.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Focus on - Jan Abbott

The second focus on students who have just completed their Level 2 City & 
Guilds course in Patchwork & Quilting is Jan Abbott.

Her patchwork project was a very large 80" x 30" bed runner, in a colour scheme chosen from the room it is to be used in.  The block design was inspired by the wrought iron bed it is for. With in the ditch quilting again echoing the bars of the headboard and footplate.

Between the patchwork blocks are areas of sashiko type quilting in the shape of a hydrangea flower, bringing a personal touch to the runner, and adding a contrast to the straight lines of the blocks.

The design for her applique projest was based on a copse of Himalayan Birch trees at Anglesey Abbey. 

The background fabric is 100% Indian silk which was chosen for the texture as well as the colour. The trees are also silk adding a wonderful lustrous sheen to the tree silhouettes.

In both her projects Jan has broken the designs down to a simplicity which is very pleasing and effective. 

Congratulations to Jan for two very successful projects.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Folded patchwork Day School

I had a wonderful group of very enthusiastic students on the folded patchwork dayschool at Tudor Rose Patchwork.
At times the room was very quiet as they were all busy cutting folding placing, and sewing. 

Which resulted in a very exciting Round-Up at the end of the day.
These are some of the wonderful blocks produced and in progress.

 Joy and Shiela pooled their blocks to make this wonderful cushion. I have heard that they have made a second one so they now have one each.

Day schools for October include my table runner and cushion designs.
for more information on either of these contact Tudor Rose Patchwork 

Happy Quilting


Saturday, 10 September 2016

Coniston Bag Pattern

My Second pattern has now been published and is available from my local Patchwork & Quilting shops, and also my Etsy shop

It is a large flat bag designed to hold a cutting mat is spacious enough for lots of other equipment and patchwork projects. The finished size is approx 20" x 24" excluding handles.

Again it is packed full of diagrams and illustrations. 

As I am originally from the English Lake District I have name all my patterns after this beautiful part of England. 

If you would like to stock my patterns please email me.

 If you would like to teach one of my patterns in a workshop please contact me for permission, terms and conditions.

Happy Quilting