Friday, 17 October 2014

Busy busy

 Goodness knows what happened to the past few months, but the christmas decorations are out and the countdown has begun to both Christmas and Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2105 in January.
 Now, I lay claim to being busy, but don't have much to show for my efforts and sadly no exciting photos to post just yet.

 I can say I have re-aaranged my work room again. It happened the same time last year. . . I really hope this wont be an annual event! But It is working better. I now have my large design wall back and plenty of room for all the other stuff. I must say that both DH and son, who helped me shift the big stuff and empty the fabric cupds, were well behaved and I recieived just the one comment " Gee you've got alot of s*@t mum".  But at least mine is organised and labelled!

 Happy stitching

Monday, 9 December 2013

Exhibition categories

So the categories are all finalised, and are now with the newsletter editor being prepared for the Symposium newsletter and loading on the web site so hold on they are on their way.

New Christmas creations

So, I have a love for making Christmas crafts. This year, I havn't managed to get all the Santa's made I have pinned on the wall, but I have made a set of Stockings and the table quilt. The quilt measures 74cm x 74 cm and I loved giving this a modern feel in both colour and quilting. I used green and red fabrics for the quilt, but not Christmas fabrics, so It will look lovely and fresh on a table all year round.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Quilt symposium 2015

The final details for the exhibition entries for QSM15 & the conditions of entry are all finalised and you should be seeing them published soon on both the web site and in the first newsletter. Its so exciting, I'm sure the exhibition will spark many discussions and inspirational ideas. 
If you haven't already registered for QSM15 or would like to know more go to the website by following this link.

I will keep you updated on any symposium happenings as they come to hand.

happy stitching & creating.

more patterns coming soon

Just thought I would let you know that there will be some new patterns coming soon to the blog available to purchase. These are wonderful creations from a local designer. I'm just waiting on the photos and details which will be arriving very soon. Stay tuned.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Challenge results

Gosh in all the energy it was taking to organize Quiltfest, I had put out of my mind that the results were announced last week for the club challenge. Once seeing all the wonderful quilts on stage and the level of skill and interpretation, I could see how it would have been difficult to judge.
 We were given an 8" square of the featured green bug print, with the option to purchase more. The size restriction was limited to no bigger than 40" x 50"and it had to be 3 layers and a cot quilt.

Advanced Section
1st - Myself - flower quilt
2nd -Griet Lombard
3rd - Griet Lombard

 Intermediate section
 1st - Kathy Inns
2nd  - -Susan Riley
3rd - Denise Bradbury

Judges choice - Helen Cole

I had two entries the first was a lovely yellow quilt, which didnt place , but I was really happy with the over all look  of this quilt.

My second entry which I have to admit I was cutting it down to the wire to complete on time was the winning one. It is a lovely flower quilt and if you look closely, but not too close you will see the wee bugs, snails & mushrooms fussy cut and stitched to the quilt. 
I finished it off with free motion quilting in white thread. Its very bright & cheery and I Iove the look of this one. Probably my new favorite  . . . till the next one!
 I will have patterns available shortly, but if you would like a copy of the pattern, please email me at

Judged 1st in advanced section at Town & Country Quilters 

Patterns available

We had a lovely day at Quiltfest and i'm now managing to find my sanity after what has been a very busy few days. I have started to load the patterns available, so don't forget to check out the pattern range here at Rabbits Patch Quilting. I will be updating it over the next few days in between preparing  for the next Symposium15 executive meeting later in the week.

I hope those of you who attended the exhibition on the weekend enjoyed the new layout & the wonderful exhibition from local members. From the comments received it was well worth the trip.

Happy stitching & creating. Paula