Friday, July 24, 2009


would you like to make your own quilt? anyone can make a beautiful quilt! have a look at our classes to get you started, or to build your skills in hand quilting and machine quilting! 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is one of the easy ripped quilts we do at Patchwork (sorry the photo isn't great). It is made using 9 x 1/2 metre of fabrics and 1 fat 1/4 for the centre. You rip each piece in half across the width of the fabric (about 9 1/2") and sew it like a log cabin block. Trimming off as you go.
The basic formula is stick to about 3 main colours when choosing fabrics. (don't try to match shades) and use a variety of scale fabrics.
I added a couple of vintage fabrics to this quilt.
I decide the colours to put together as I go, using a design wall or laying out on the floor.
It was then sent to the machine quilter and crosshatch quilted, then bound.

My very favourite poster by the talented Shannon Lamden from Auntie Cookie. (sorry I don't know how to link yet so do a google)

::update:: here is a link to Aunty Cookie!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


beautifully photographed japanese pattern book inspired by French country souleiado fabric. with 26 patterns inclusing women's and children's clothes and household items. now avaliable in our online store along with other inspirational books!

Monday, July 20, 2009

online store update

more notions avaliable online!
::Clover patchworking tools and new braided trims::

p.s. SALE this week at Scarlet Jones! (until saturday)

p.p.s. have a look at this inspiring quilting post

Made in France

We have a beautiful new book at Patchwork. Full of inspirational photographs and designs of cross stitch and embroidery in red, white and blue, this book is ideal for anyone wanting to transform clothing and household items with a French touch!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Printing by Hand

print your own textiles at home with textile designer Lena Corwin! this book covers how to print with handmade stamps, stencils and silk screens, and is full of gorgeous photographs.
have a look at our other books on our site or come in to our store for a closer look!

spring/summer liberty instore!

new spring/summer Liberty fabrics have arrived. come in and have a look!

Friday, July 17, 2009

fabric and notions

new mother of pearl buttons in different sizes and shapes, many Liberty fabrics by the meter and lovely linen threads from Japan.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

French Table Runner fabric

Photo of three of the different linen runner fabrics I promised to put on the blog tonight.

around the store

little vignettes around the store this week. handmade quilts, linen bags, artiga canvas trims (great for making little purses and bags) and vintage furniture. come in and have a look!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Yesterday I had my weekly outing to a local market. The diversity of the Wantirna Market is wonderful. Sometimes you get a bargain and other times you get nothing.
The plants and fruit and veg (some grown by the locals) are always colourful cheap and fresh.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More Scarfing

At the moment I am in love with linen. (I think i have already told you all this, I tend to repeat myself as am now over 50)
This photo was taken by Marie, the scarf is made from the gorgeous linen gauze we have at Patchwork in the natural linen colour. They are the easiest scarves to make. This one has machine stitching around the edge and linen insert lace along the edge.
I think it took all of 5 minutes to make. When washed in hot water and put into the dryer it softens and wrinkles up.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

masako quilt top

This lovely quilt top has been made by Effie with beautiful japanese fabrics and some other pretty prints. The reflections in the shop window add an extra dimension which seem to suit this top! There will be a class this semester for anyone interested in making this quilt top. It is suitable for beginners. posted by kbc

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Scarlet Jones Shop

For those of you, who don't know of my new (ish) baby, she is turning 1 year old this week.

Scarlet Jones is at, 95 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn East and open Tuesday to Saturday 11 - 5pm.

For more of the shop, Marie has been doing a wonderful job with the photography and text on the Scarlet Jones blog, click on the side link to have a look. Lynn

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pickle Dish Quilt made in Adrienne's class by Glenis. (hiding behind)
The members of this class make the most beautiful quilts, I will will continue to show and tell over the next few months.

This has always been my very favorite quilt made by Adrienne Armstrong. The detail in this quilt is amazing.
Adrienne even has a colour named after her. Being this wonderful red she is so fond of.
The quilts made in Adrienne's class are truly
quilts to inspire you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


there is lots happening at Patchwork this winter. have a look at our classes to get you inspired! its the perfect time to start a new project with all the rain and cold weather, nothing is better than staying in and making something to keep you warm. we have classes for beginners to long-time quilters, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. more classes will be posted soon as well, including upcoming dates for our popular project classes!