Bittersweet Blog Hop

Sue Daley has a new range of fabric available called 'Bittersweet'. She has invited designers to create a project from this range and has organised a blog tour to show off everyone's ideas. Hettie's Patch is always up for a challenge and so we have created a quilt that includes paper piecing and applique. We love the luminescence of the florals and geometrics of this range and we have paired this with the Riley Blake basics and some thin stripes from the Bittersweet range to create a harmonious single bed quilt. Each block consists of a plain or thin stripe background with a starburst made from  a hexagon and double kites. The joins are then overlaid with a dark six pointed star. The finished quilt size is 50" x 78" and we will have a free pattern available soon on our website (we just have to write it up).

Judy Newman workshop

Judy Newman is coming to Adelaide again to teach at Hettie's Patch. If you follow her on Instagram (judynewman), you can see a broader picture of her work over time and the beautiful details and ideas that she has. She is a fantastic teacher and you will come away from her class with a new way of looking at pattern and colour and some new techniques too. It's a lovely way to spend a weekend, and a great treat to learn something new. The weekend workshop will be held on 17th & 18th of September from 10am-4pm each day, and lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea are included on both days. The total cost of the workshop is $220, and if you like, you can secure your place with a $50 deposit in our online shop, or you can contact the shop on 8346 0548 to pay by credit card. We would love to see you there!

Mayfair block

Mayfair block

One of Judy's beautiful quilts.

One of Judy's beautiful quilts.

Another snapshot of one of Judy's quilts.

Another snapshot of one of Judy's quilts.

Folk Art Revolution, by Kathy Doughty

Kathy Doughty's new range has arrived and we have been busy whipping up a shop sample (not quite ready) to show you. This range includes simple folk art drawings which include villagers, birds, boats, and barns, also stems and stars, and then there are parrots and thistles. You can clearly see the fabrics that would make great borders and also that the parrot on the fractured geometric background would make a fabulous feature, and then there are some things that I found unexpectedly. Like the stars and stripes with the stems that as a whole, look like a flag, but when pulled apart, the possibilities are endless. I love the colours of the wedding ring of stems and leaves fabrics and the strong geometric style of the partial wagon wheel wheel fabrics. There is so much we can do, we have only just scratched the surface. I'll get back to you with the finished quilt top soon!

Animal Quackers

Kitten's playing with wool, rabbits and geese roller skating, and little children with their toy rabbits are the feature fabrics of this new range. The colours are retro with pale apple green, mid coral, sky blue, and the designs are just lovely. These are fabulous for a quilt for a child, there are plenty to choose from and easily matched to geometrics or plains. The animals are small, so perfect for fussy cutting into an paper pieced project to add a bit of whimsy.

New Tilda

It almost feels like spring with the arrival of the new Tilda range. It features a silhouette of a leaping rabbit and a seated rabbit, along with the usual pretty florals in large and small designs.T he new colours include pumpkin, pale sage greens, and a beautiful midnight blue. Tilds's fabrics are always pretty and the ranges work in well with each other making it very versatile, especially if you already have some put away for something special, but just need to bit more to get started. We have some gorgeous new projects using this range which we will be showcasing at the AMQF coming up from 25/8/16 to 28/8/16. We have always loved Tilda at Hettie's Patch, and this new range is no exception!