Friday, June 29, 2012


These are some photos of around the store, it is looking great at the moment thanks to our awesome VM Aimee. She has been putting a special touch to windoes and other displays. Meanwhile new stock is in store so the shop is pretty full.
Today I spent my day off with Em and baby Lenny, she is getting along marvelously and he is thriving. The photo's are of my trip home via the Westgate whith the sun going down and the best rainbow I have seen for a long while.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gees Bend Quilts

I have long been a fan of Gees Bend quilts. The colours that they have used together are usually unusual combos but work. This is one of my favourites that is on my pinterest quilt board and hope to make a version of it soon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


These are photos of a fabric request and bugs that are in the shop.


Just arrived the full collection of Denyse's Flea Market fabrics reprint. It is such a great range and only $17 a metre at Patchwork on Central Park.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fabric Book

When my children were little I bought two Vogue patterns for teaching books.
I gave them both to mum to make books for me, over the years she had made them for all the grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
This is the latest edition, an ABC book.
It just needs lacing.
Mum arrived yesterday to stay a couple of months with me and is doing pretty well walking with a stick.
It is a delight to have her. She is very happy to be able to see her latest edition to the family.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Baby Leonard

It's been a tiring time for em at the moment but she is coping well. At least this post is quilt related with him on a half square triangle patterned blanket.
He lulled her into thinking he was going to sleep well at night and then changed his mind.
Meanwhile the sale at patchwork has been really good with lots of bargains to be had, and don't forget it finishes at 4pm tomorrow (Saturday)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Effie has been making this beautiful clamshell quilt. The original quilt is in the V & A featured in Kaffe's book.
She is finally finished and it is amazing!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


What a hectic day it was yesterday, I spent the day with Em but the shop was jumping. I have added a whole lot of extra fabrics to my $5 table today (less to count at the end of the month)
The rest of the stock is still 20% off until Saturday.
Here are some pics of the $5 fabrics
(mt min cash only)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nani Iro baby throws

Just picked up these cute baby throws from the machinist, she just hemmed them for me and I have just washed them and hung them out to dry at Ems while she is feeding.
It is the perfect opportunity to pick up some of the fabric at 20% off this week.
Don't forget our huge stocktake sale on until Saturday .

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Huge Stocktake Sale!
Monday June 18 to Saturday June 23
10% to 70% off all fabric
Huge selection of clearance fabrics for $12p/m (half metre minimums). Finish the bolt for a further 20% off!
There will be a $5p/m clear out table outside on the Monday only! (cash only for $5 fabrics)

Friday, June 15, 2012


I have been at Em's most of this week so it has been wonderful to see our beautiful little one all the time, but I do have to share him with the other doting grandmother and am now back home.
He is such a dear little baby and luckily a good one, he is feeding and sleeping pretty well and Emma is coping really well. I remember how hard it was.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Today we had a beautiful addition to our family, Leonard Kham was born. Emma did a wonderful job both are doing well, Geoff and I are so excited to become grandparents finally, Emma and Kham will make the best parents.

Friday, June 8, 2012


It is Queens birthday weekend here in Melbourne and I am looking forward to having a couple of days off in a row.
The shop is open as normal this weekend  10 - 4pm Saturday and 12 - 4 on Sunday and closed on Monday, so pop in and see all the new fabric that has been arriving daily over the last few weeks as well check out out fabric on the stairs for $10 a metre have a great weekend.
I will leave with an image of the ever so beautiful Sophie Digard scarves and necklaces that have arrived  at Scarlet Jones.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I have been in the patchwork industry for 20 years so have seen a lot in those years. I do have to admit the last few years I have seen very little that truly inspires me. So it was lovely to chance upon this blog
It truly inspired me with a fresh take on new and recycled fabrics with a new twist.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Yesterday we had a day out in the lovely little historic town of Castlemaine and called in to Threadbear Quilters. They have a great range of reproduction fabrics if anyone needs some.
It was nice just to wander around with no plan.
New fabrics have arrived in Patchwork and Anna has put some onto the web. They are mainly new Echino and Nani Iro.

I have been a bit slack with the blog as pinterest is my new love, just search Patchwork on Central park and my favourite quilts and embroideries are on my board.
I found this site about a year ago but didn't have my own board. I am loving having a place to put favourite photo's I find here and there, as before I would just save them then forget about them. Now they are all there to see anytime. I have been busy pinning gorgeous quilts mainly old but also embroidery