Panel Quilts!

 

This year there seems to be a lot of great panels

around for quilters..

From babies, toddlers right through to adults

there are some really gorgeous ones around.

Earlier this year was another post with some Australian wildlife.

Here is just a sampling of the many quilts

I’ve designed recently using such panels.

 

(Precious Time (Owl, Hippo & Flamingo)

 

These first three panels are from a range called A Mother’s Love.

Same quilt design but how different they all look.

 

Simply Magical

 

 

These panels are part of the range A Magical Time.

Perfect for  anyone who loves unicorns.

 

Dream Flight

 

These last two are from Grand Adventure.

with some great coordinating fabrics.

And a personal favourite.

 

Whistle Stop

 

All panels, coordinating prints and solids are part of the

Devonstone Collection from 2 Green Zebras.

And all quilts are now available as patterns,

stockists are listed on the right hand side on this page.


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          Julie

Meet Hibiscus, new pattern release!

 

 

A very cute panel caught my attention some time ago

and I couldn’t wait to design a new quilt just for it.

 

 

 

This panel is from the Tropical Zoo range, part of the Devonstone Collection from

2 Green Zebras, also has some equally cute matching coordinates,

 

 

Along with some pretty Devonstone Solids.

 

 

To  feature the blocks I framed them with an easy sawtooth border.

Then added the same sawtooth border in a softer Devonstone Solid

in the surrounding blocks.

 

After quilting its time for lots of pics.

Have to have the right weather, not too sunny or windy.

 

 

Pattern now available through all good patchwork stores.

See more of my designs at www.franceslillydesigns.com

 

 


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Wildlife Art panels and a new Quilt!


 

How amazing are these Wildlife Art panels. These are the first of a series

and below is the second, Wildlife Art 2 designed by Natalie Jane Parker for

2 Green Zebras.

They are as bright and lifelike as these images portray.

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to design some quilts using Wildlife Art 1 & 2

along with the coordinates and below are some that I came up with.

 

 

Coolart pattern is about to be released and you have the option to make the

9 or 12 panel quilt. Both sizes and colourways will be included in the pattern.

Ask for it at one of my stockists, listed on the right on this page.

 

 


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          Julie

Tilda Old Rose Designer Showcase Pt2!

 

Welcome to day ten of the ‘Tilda Old Rose Designer Showcase’

A fabric range filled with old world roses as seen in my last post.

I can now show the projects I have been working on,

the first Sweet Tea table runner, perfect for a spring tea party in the garden.

Patterns available through my stockists or

contact me though the contact me page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow along with all of the designers taking part of the

Tilda Old Rose Showcase using the links below.

 

TILDA OLD ROSE SHOWCASE
DATE DAY DESIGNER
27 Sept Friday A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
28th Sept Saturday MOLLY AND MAMA
29th Sept Sunday RUBY SEW OH
30th Sept Monday KASHZALE HANDMADE COSMETIC BAGS
1st Oct Tuesday ELLIES HANDMADE
2nd Oct Wednesday SIMPLY A ROSE
3rd Oct Thursday A LITTLE PATCHWORK
4th Oct Friday ARABESQUE SCISSORS
5th Oct Saturday LILABELLA LANE
6th Oct Sunday FRANCES LILLY DESIGNS
7th Oct Monday PICCOLO STUDIO
8th Oct Tuesday PATCHWORK & ME
9th Oct Wednesday PRETTY LITTLE POPPETS
10th Oct Thursday JENNY OF ELEFANTZ
11th Oct Friday CHERUBS KISS
12th Oct Saturday PETALS AND PATCHES
13th Oct Sunday DEER DARLING DOLLS
14th Oct Monday THE BIRD HOUSE
15th Oct Tuesday AQUA PAISLEY

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Tilda Old Rose Designer Showcase!

Old Rose is the new Tilda range available in the stores

worldwide on October 1st.

 

 

 

I was one of the lucky designers who got to play with this very pretty range

and be part of the Tilda Old Rose designer showcase.

 

 

 

Click here to follow along and see the many projects from

myself and the other designers at Tilda Australia

 


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          Julie

Tilda Plum Garden Designer Showcase – Pt 2!

My first project from the Plum Garden range is

Picnic under the Stars.

These first few photos were taken before it was quilted.

 

 

 

Picnic under the Stars now quilted and bound, ready to be photographed

for the pattern cover if only it wasn’t so windy.

 

 

 

My second project using Tilda Plum Garden is Moonlight Sonata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Sonata pattern is available now through my stockists,

Picnic under the Stars will be available in the coming weeks.

You can see my stockists on this page or to contact me click here 

 

To see more gorgeous projects from other designers go to Tilda Australia

or click onto the designers Instagram pages below.

 

Date
  Designer   Instagram
22 June   Molly and Mama @mollyandmama
23 June   A Spoonful of Sugar @aspoonfulsugar
24 June   Piccolo Studio @piccolostudio_sarah
25 June   Lilabelle Lane @lilabellelane
26 June   Ruby Sew Oh Embroidery Art @rubysewoh
27 June   Aqua Paisley @aqua_paisley
28 June   Jo Molony Dollmaker / Artist @deerdarlingdolls
29 June   Kashzale Handmade Cosmetic Bag @kashzalehandmadecosmeticbag
30 June   Lolly and Me @lolly.and.me
1 July   Official Launch Day @tilda_australia
2 July   Helen Stubbings – Hugs and Kisses @helen_stubbings
3 July   Ellies Handmade @ellieshandmade_
4 July   Precious Little Poppets @preciouslittlepoppets
5 July   A Spoonful of Sugar @aspoonfulsugar
6 July   Arabesque Scissors @arabesquescissors
7 July   Tied with a Ribbon @tiedwitharibbon
8 July   Patchwork and Me @patchwork_and_me
10 July   Helen Stubbings – Hugs and Kisses @helen_stubbings
11 July   Frances Lilly Designs @franceslillydesigns
12 July   Fignberry Creations @fignberrycreations
13 July   Frances Lilly Designs @franceslillydesigns

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Tilda Plum Garden Designer Showcase!

 

 

Recently I was invited to participate in the Tilda Plum Garden Showcase

along with lots of talented designers sponsored by 2 Green Zebras.

 

This very pretty range was released on the July 1st and is now

readily available from many stores.

 

 

 

Its so hard to choose which one I liked the most as they are all so gorgeous

and as I used each one it became the new favourite.

 

 

 

The coordinates Berry Jam and the Tea Towel Basics are perfect

match not only for your Plum Garden project but for your other Tilda projects.

Keep watching for my project reveals in the coming days here and at @franceslillydesigns.

 

 


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Road Trip to K & K Warehouse Sale!

Recently we took a road trip to attend Kennard & Kennard

Warehouse sale. I also met one of the very talented designers

of their Australiana fabrics Amanda Brandl it was wonderful to talk about her

current ranges and I look forward to seeing the new ones.

 

 

For some time I have  been working on some new quilt designs

for Kennard & Kennard

using their latest Australiana fabric ranges.

These fabrics are gorgeous and I can’t wait

to start making them up. I’ve also seen some of the new ranges coming

and have many new designs on the drawing board.

Contact Kennard & Kennard if you wish to purchase

any of the patterns below.

You can also view them on my pattern page.

 

 

 


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Time for sewing!

Playing with a box of leftovers from previous quilts.

 

 

From leftovers to this stack of four patch blocks.

Still loving these colours.

 

 

 

Some early morning pics of these gorgeous beauties in my garden before the heat gets to them.

 

 

 

 
 


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AQM 2018!

Another exciting weekend, attending the

Australia Quilt Market. Preparation takes months of planning and for me

is a combination of new projects as well as my years work.

Setting up can take hours and I always forget to take photos of the whole process.

 

 

 

 Some of my newest designs that have now been added to my pattern page are

Bushland Chorus (table runner)

 

Windchimes Tote

 

These gorgeous Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily as they are more commonly known as,

just continually flower year after year without much help and always make a stunning display.

 

 

Windchimes (quilt)

 

A big thank you to all of  my customers for attending.

My new stockists have been added to the list.

 


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          Julie