UPDATED MAY 2008

 

PAT'S PATCH

WELCOME TO MY WEB PAGES

My name is Pat Finn and I've been a quilter since 1986 when my daughter gave me two cushion kits for my birthday. I put them together and, when I finished them, I thought I could have chosen colours and fabrics I would have liked better. I took patchwork lessons and have been quilting ever since.

If you would like to see more quilts, click on the links at the bottom of the page.

FIRST QUILT

THE 'LONE STAR' IS THE FIRST BED QUILT I MADE IN 1986 AND IT REMAINS A FAVOURITE. I HAND QUILTED IT STARTING IN THE CENTRE AND, WHEN I GOT TO THE OUTSIDE, THE ORIGINAL QUILTING LOOKED SO BAD I RIPPED IT OUT AND STARTED THE CENTRE OVER. CURRENTLY, THE 'LONE STAR' LIVES ON THE BED IN OUR LITTLE GUEST ROOM. THE QUILT GLIMPSED ABOVE THE BED IS A VARIABLE STAR QUILT MADE IN 1992 I CALL "STARDUST'

FOURTH DIMENSION

"FOURTH DIMENSION" WAS MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO GET AWAY FROM RELYING TOTALLY ON A PATTERN.THIS IS HOW I VARIED THE GATHERED DAHLIA PATTERN. I HAND QUILTED IT AND 'FOURTH DIMENSION' IS THE QUILT WE USE ON OUR BED. I MADE IT IN 1988-89.

IT WAS THE FIRST QUILT I EXHIBITED AT THE QUILT SYMPOSIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, ARMIDALE.

 

ABOUT MY QUILTS

The quilts pictured above are some of my favourites. 'OUT OF THE BLUE' on the top left is the one I like best. Below that is 'LOG JAM' On the right are 'BUSHFIRE' at the top and 'REGENERATION' which was part of a Quilters Guild exhibition in Hong Kong. Below it. 'TREE EVERLASTING' at the bottom right is on the back of both the above quilts. As you can see, I love bright colours and most of my quilts are my own designs, sometimes based on traditional blocks. All of the quilts pictured are machine pieced and machine quilted.

I asked my husband, George, to make up this web page for me after a number of on-line quilters asked to see photographs of some of my quilts.

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RED HATS
MORE QUILTS
STILL MORE
DIFFERENT
NEW MILLENNIUM
ALL THAT JAZZ
EASTER PARADE
FAITHFUL FRIENDS
FRIENDS
UFO

Happy quilting from Pat on Australia's Gold Coast.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

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Some other sites that might interest quilters

Southern Cross Quilters An Australian and New Zealand internet quilt group
Down Under Quilts Australian quilt magazine with lots of links and information
Vanessa Page Machine embroidery and computer digitised embroidery patterns
Quilters' Warehouse Patterns by many designers, kits and lots of good links.
Caryl Bryer Fallert Fabulous quilts
The Mining Co. About quilts and quiltmaking
Ami Sims A very funny lady
Charlotte Patera Beautiful colourful quilts & Molas
Lost Quilt Come Home Site to help recover lost or stolen quilts.
Wendy Vosters A Dutch lady who loves quilting, dogs and jazz.