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Monday, 23 February 2015

Relax & Stitch Days with Lilly Patches

Our friendship groups at Lilly Patches are great nights.
June has decided this year to extend the fun and have four "Relax & Stitch Days" on a Saturday from 10am - 4pm. The first gathering is on Saturday 14th March.
We would love for you to come and join us for an easy day of stitching and chatting!
AS a bonus June is offering 20% off in the shop for attendees;  A great chance to buy borders, backings and wadding or just add to the stash!!
Please call June at Lilly Patches to book your spot - Phone 9761 2088
All other details are below....Lilly Patches Relax & Stitch Days

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Louisa's Garden - New Pattern

Here's Louisa's Garden.  This is the second of our new patterns released this week.
Louisa's Garden a classic example of how different the same pattern can look.
Lisa's design has the the soft muted tones and with stitchery in the centre.

Lou's design is appliqué with wool felt and she has used the darker tones with reds and browns.


Our photo's were taken at Lou's "in-laws" home.  We just loved this old gate and couldn't pass up such a great prop for a photo.
 The garden is old.... this beautiful tree is evident of that....

This pic didn't really make the cut!  A bit to structured for us... but it's great to show how different the two quilts look.


We can't wait to see how other people make these quilts.  We'd like to see it done with traditional appliqué in the centre too...

Happy stitching,
Lou & Lisa





Sunday, 18 January 2015

Braeside - New pattern

We have launched 4 new patterns over the weekend.  We will do a few posts this week with all the new designs and some up close and personal shots of each project.
WE cannot thank you all enough for the support and encouragement we receive for our designs.
A HUGE thank you to the 63 ladies who joined us for Summer School yesterday. WE LOVED IT and  we saw some amazing work being done.
So here is a very 'picture heavy' post of Braeside.

 Braeside has two patterns.
A large English paper pieced and appliquéd quilt....

This is Lisa's before and after quilting.

This is Lou's:
 And here is the Braeside Birds mini quilt. Lou's on the left & Lisa's on the right:
We've included this one to show you what a difference quilting makes.
Lisa hand quilted hers and Lou's is machine quilted.  Lou's was 'sucked in' over a 1/4" once quilted.
Lisa's is much more relaxed with the soft hand quilting.

and some close ups:



 Before and after being stitched and pressed...




Patterns are available now at Lilly Patches and Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop.
Mandy at The Fabric Parcel will have her patterns by the end of the week (fingers crossed) with other shops to be not to far behind....

Hope you all find some time for stitching,
Lou & Lisa


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello dear friends, 
We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas. 
Family is very special and we spend the day with our families, eating too much and enjoying being around those we love. 
Our heartfelt thanks to you all for supporting Max & Louise Pattern Co. We have made some amazing friends through quilting and we THANKYOU for your friendship. 
We hope you all have a wonderful day. 
Love 
Lou & Lisa

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Blog Wednesday

Hi and welcome to Blog Wednesday and "Giveaway Day"!!!
First can we just say thank you all so much for all the lovely comments you left for us.
We really appreciate the time you take to read our blog and to also leave comments.
Thank You All.
So we do we talk about what we have been up to or.......
Draw the winners?
Call in random son generator and his girlfriend to draw the lucky winners.
There will be 2 winners as there is 2 of us so our 2 winners are.....


Congratulations on 100 posts. The pattern I would choose would be airlee.
and

  1. Congratulations on your 100th blogpost. It would be great doing one of your patterns with the new collection for a cause range. Good luck with your new designs. Coriene
    ReplyDelete
  1. And the pattern for this is Tessellatte...
  2. So if Susan and Coriene would like to email their address to us at starshollow@iprimus.com.au we will pop your patterns in the mail!!! Congratulations ladies and thank you all so much again.
  3. So what have we been up to? Well as all will know the silly season is nearly upon us so sewing can take a little side step at the moment. We still have to finish our samples which must be nearly done. So this is our first photo free blog post too. Something we promise will not happen too often!!!
  4. Talk soon
  5. Lisa & Lou
  6. xx






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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blog Wednesday

Hi all its Blog Wednesday and Give Away Day!!!
Today is our 100th post and we would like to thank you all for reading our blog.
So if you leave a comment and tell us which is your favorite pattern we will pop one in the post to you!!!
this is open to Australia and International.
We will get a random number generator ( husband probably) to draw a name.
Please don't leave your address but as it's public. We will get in touch.
And what have we been up to...
last weekend saw us at Quilt Market to check what's new and we found a new paper piecing company that we'll be working with for our Summer School. More info on that soon.
We also brought some charm packs of 2 new ranges due out next year which we love
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Union Blues from Barbara Brackman and the new Collection for a Cause ranges.
We are designing like mad ladies at the moment for a few projects happening.
All in drawing stage at the moment so will probably start on at least one in the next few weeks or after
"silly season" so will post as we go.
Thanks again for following us and make sure to keep an eye on Insatgram and Facebook.
Have a great week
Lisa & Lou
xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Blog Wednesday!!

Welcome to Blog Wednesday!
Now I'm going to try really hard to do this every Wednesday.
So what are we up to?
This Saturday we are off to Quilt Market which is a trade only show and always fun to see what new fabrics are coming out and the current trends. We always find ourselves a bit different to whats there which is good for us. And we always come home with more ideas.
We are still working on the samples for Karen and Summer school in the opposite colour ways to what each other has already done.
this is the centre of Lisa's circle/9 patch quilt.....
Project 3.....Quilt: Lisa's Quilt

Thanks Karen for the pic!!
So hopefully this Sunday it will go together. Lisa also has son number 2's 18th Saturday night so we'll see how the sewing goes.

Lou is also working on her Hexagon quilt and you can see they are going to be quiet opposite...

Project 2....Hexagon Quilt
Lou has oldest daughter off to New York for Uni which will be great.

We got some nice mail the other day...

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This is the new Collection for a Cause range and French Generals Petite Prints. A fat 1/8th bundle each.
Very nice ranges.

Thanks for dropping by and next week will mark our 100th post so better talk to Lou about having our very first Give Away!!!

Lisa & Lou