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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          Julie

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!

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

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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          Julie

New Quilt Sample!

A wintery version of Belle Rouge,

back from the quilters and binding completed.

I headed out to photograph it on a cold and blowy winters day.

 

 

 

 Although you can’t tell from the photos the wind was blowing a gale.

 

 

So close to Spring the wattle blossoms are flowering!

 

 
 

 


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          Julie

Weekend Retreat!

Recently I was lucky to spend some time catching up with these

lovely ladies again the this year at the

Lily Lane retreat in Lakes Entrance.

 

 

 

Show and tell is always popular, this version of Illusions had just been quilted.

All hand pieced in repro fabrics and looks absolutely stunning.

The photo doesn’t do it justice.

 

 

Also progress from a previous class I taught at Lily Lane,

this version of Twilight Clematis. (Flowers in progress)

 

 

A  couple of my new quilts were also displayed.

Spring Song.

 

 

and a new version of Boathouse Tavern.

 

 

And whats a retreat without a visit to the local patchwork shop, Lily Lane Too.

 

 

Lots of goodies to temp you, just a few made their way home with me.

 

 


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          Julie

Quilts on a Road Trip continued!

Another new quilt that came on our road trip,

was a ufo that was started some time ago and never completed

for some now forgotten unknown reason.

Now its finished, quilted and bound and is now one of my many favourites.

We came across these wonderful old disused bridges,

lovely setting by the very low river, great for a quilt photos.

 

 

On further inspection, maybe not!

Now totally fenced off, to dangerous for anybody.

 

 

Choose the veranda of this very fitting old building instead.

Pattern now added to the pattern page.

 

 


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          Julie