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Elm Grove Patchwork
Nullawarre, Australia
Owner of Elm Grove Patchwork
Interests: Patchwork, Quilt Making, Knitting, Crochet
Recent Activity
Life is certainly strange living in this new world of Covid-19. Who would have thought we would be faced with anything like this. Shops closed, office workers working from home and even the petrol prices dropping. I hope you are all safe along with your loved ones. It certainly is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Elm Grove Patchwork
It was a happy day yesterday with the arrival of Nancy's Needle 1850-1880, the newest fabric released from Betsy Chutchian of Moda Fabrics. Forty lovely bolts of florals and small prints, perfect for lots of small pieced blocks. I have them listed on the website here. It was also a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Our world is changing so quickly with this dreaded COVID-19 virus. I hope you are all well and for those who have been forced into self isolation I hope you have wonderful projects to work on and a stash of fabric to keep you going. My shop is open as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
With the farm and teenage kids entering their final years of schooling, it is hard for us to get away for a holiday. Last weekend, being a long weekend presented a window of opportunity so we grabbed the chance and flew to Sydney for four nights. We had a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
It been a wonderful thrill to see and hear of so many people now making Maggie Maguire's Garden, with a second round BOM being offered with Homestead Hearth in the US, who are also offering it as a bright modern option as well. Maggie Maguire's Garden Quilt Making the hexagon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Just before the calendar flips over to March I must show you some of the great new fabrics which have arrived over the past two weeks. First to arrive was Lancaster by Jo Morton. Lovely interesting prints in shades of rust, brown, cream and black. Then came a four bolts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I continue to make basket blocks. I've only a handful left to make before I lay them all out and muse over which blocks I will put where in the final layout. I really love that stage. To make my blocks I like to prepare 5-6 at a time and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
A selection of Le Beau Papillon, the newest fabric designed by French General for Moda Fabrics, arrived into the shop this week. Like all French General fabrics, it is gorgeous and it blends beautifully with past ranges. Look at the sweet little butterflies on the border prints. I couldn't wait... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Super Bloom the latest fabric designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has arrived. If you love the style of Di Ford-Hall, don't miss out on these. The leaves in this print are gorgeous. They are so useful for Broderie Perse. See how Di has used such prints in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Yesterday was our first Appliqué meeting for the year. After breaking up early December and not meeting in January, it was lovely to be back at the hall, catching up with everyone and seeing lovely projects in work. Show and tell is always a highlight of the day. Dellas has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I've continued on with foundation piecing and this week completed Block 15 of the Ella Maria Deacon Quilt. This is the original block, You can see I have changed it a little. I wanted to use one of my favourite fabrics, a teal I have been saving for a long... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Do you set New Years Resolutions? I usually do, but with my teenage kids giving me endless reminders of how much my resolutions fail, I decided this year not to. However without verbalising to anyone, I decided this was going to be a much more productive year and that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Funny how our tastes change. When I made my first quilt, which was a sampler, I omitted the basket block because I saw nothing appealing about a basket. I was in my early twenties. Now as I am in my later forties, I'm starting to develop a thing for them........I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Well I have really scared myself today. The Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) is exactly 13 weeks away. It starts on Thursday 16th April 2020, the week straight after Easter and the first week kids are back at school for term two. It really is a great show, definitely the best... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I will admit to being a tiny bit obsessed with storage containers. My girls roll their eyes each time I depart the supermarket with another storage tub and they now refuse to accompany me to Office Works. I just like having things in containers. I know it's strange, it's just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I've sat down to write this post, telling how excited I am to start a new year, after having such a horrible 2019. With broken fingers, broken legs and smashed up ankles in the house. Three months of closing my patchwork business to make room for full time farming, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Just on closing on Friday evening my delivery man arrived with a small box of fabric. It was a selection of the new Wild Flower Woods, designed by Evonne Cook of Washington Street Studio. Circa 1870-85. Here's what arrived. I love the border stripes, especially the pretty scallop element. There... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I have some lovely news. The ladies who own Homestead Hearth, a beautiful quilt shop in Missouri, USA, are going to be stocking Maggie Maguire's Garden pattern in their shop, and they have also decided to run it as a block of the month program. If you are living in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
What are you doing on Friday 27th September? It has been gazetted as a public holiday for all we can watch the Grand Final Parade in Melbourne. Living here in rural Victoria, the party is a distance away, so I have decided to hold my own party. The shop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Gosh I love of linen. I love wearing it and I love working with it. I stumbled upon these two great videos today and thought you might like to view them too. The first video shows the traditional methods where a typical household would produce linen by hand. The second... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
My last post on April 12th was from AQC in Melbourne. I had just released my newest pattern Maggie Maguire's Garden, and although I had a terrible head cold, I was having a wonderful time with my three daughters all coming to help out on the stand. I certainly had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
In November last year I revisited some hexagon flowers that had languished in the back of my cupboard for just over a year. I was working to replicate an antique quilt, that was mostly browns, blues and golds. I think it was the restriction of colour that was causing my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
This time last week I was in Warrnambool setting up my stall for the opening of the 2019 Southern Right Creative Festival. Previously known as the Southern Right (a breed of whales that migrate to Warrnambool each year) Quilt show. The committee put on a fabulous show every second year,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
As part of my monthly appliqué group I have been running an annual challenge. At the start of the year each member is asked if they would like to participate in the challenge. The aim is to commit to a project that you would like to see finished by the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a day filled with love and happiness, and I hope it continues throughout the new year. A big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the year, from visiting the shop, to on-line orders and purchasing from me at various stalls.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork