Sunday, January 27, 2013

and then came June

In June, I was contacted by the art director of a movie to be filmed in New Zealand and Ireland re buying or hiring some of my quilts and perhaps making a new one. When up in Sydney, I met with a representative and discussed options. The project sounded exciting, but lots of work.
Having done work for movies before, I insisted on having direct contact with the art director, so this has been happening for the past six months. Hundreds of emails have been flying back and forth of photographs of beautiful old quilts, photographs of the beautiful old home in Ireland, and we have decided what quilts of mine will be used, and what I have to make.
My quilt is called "Stonefields" and I started a month ago and I am loving working on it. It is to be a big quilt 96" square.

Meanwhile I have made a new quilt "Sweet William" which is an adaptation of a quilt that appears in the book "A Treasury of American Quilts". The original quilt is in pink, and a few extra baskets to mine.
I will release the pattern of this quilt in the next few weeks, I just need to catch up on a bit of work first.

our daughter has finally finished medical school, so this was a big occasion ( she has been at university forever) and the graduation was in early December. She is now working as an intern on her first rotation  in accident and emergency and loving it.


  1. Love your quilts
    Congratulations with your daughter.
    Bye tilly

  2. Gefeliciteerd met je dochter en jij ook gefeliciteerd met deze prachtige opdracht. Mooie quilts maak je. Groetjes Wilma

  3. Hi Susan,
    I'm SO anxious to make Sweet William. Might it be available before May? and where do I go to purchase it? Also, LOVE your Stoneleigh pattern. You do beautiful work.

  4. I am also interested in Sweet William, as well as Stonefields. I purchased St. Neot's band sampler and Little Garden (by Karen Cunningham) from you last year. One is done, one is in progress. Could you let me know when these will be available? Is there any chance you will be represented by anyone in Chicago at the quilt festival in June?
    Shirley in WI

  5. Hi Susan,

    I have just found your site and must say that your quilts are truly beautiful, especially Stonefields., I really love appliqué. Would you please let me know when both the patterns for Sweet William and Stonefields become available. I am so looking forward to a beautiful new project. Kind Regards, Meryl

  6. Hi there! I just read this post (found it via pinterest) and am very interested in the pattern for Sweet WIlliam. Did it ever end up being published? I searched the internet and found your patterns for sale, but didn't see this one available. Please let me know how I might go about buying a copy! Thank you!

  7. When will the "Sweet William" pattern be available?