Thursday, 6 August 2015

Pattern Give Away

Hi Everyone,
We are interested in hearing what you think of the designs we have produced so far.
So we have decided to run a giveaway. The prize to one lucky winner will be your choice of any 3 patterns from our range. The winner will be drawn at 5 pm Adelaide time Friday 14th August 2015.

To enter all you need to do is the following.
1 Follow this blog
2 Leave us a comment on this blog telling us the following.
A. What you think of the pattern designs.
B. Why you would like to win.
C. Which 3 patterns you would like to win.
D. Suburb, state and county you live in.

It's that easy.
Here are the designs for you to choose from.


Thank you for visiting our blog and good luck with winning the prize.
If you would like to buy any of our patterns you can buy them by
 clicking Here
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We hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer & Terry xx

Monday, 27 July 2015

New Designs Released

Hi Everyone,
I am very excited to share with you the latest release of Paisley Jam Designs patterns. We have been very busy finishing off bindings and writing patterns.
The first design is for those of us that love dragonflies.
These are photos I have shared some time ago as sneak peeks.

Dragonfly Trail

Dragonfly Trail by Paisley Jam Designs.
I have fallen in love with this quilt. I love the luscious green tones against the black batik and the dragon flies flitting over the quilt surface. I hope you like it too.

The next Design I wanted to show how effective it can be to use a border print fabric. I choose a lovely Jinny Byer border print and then used some of her yummy Byer Pallet fabrics picking out the colours in the border fabric. This design is the result, a quick and easy generous sized table runner.

                                                  Bordered Table Runner

Bordered Table Runner by Paisley Jam Designs.
Quick and easy to quilt in the ditch.

Not the best photo, but we found table runners hard to take photo's of when they are so long.

The next design was not designed by me, but by my husband, who is my business partner in running Patchwork By Sea and also my amazing pattern writer.This is Terry's first solo design, although he has had some input in some of my designs. It has had many complimentary comments as it has been worked on and hanging in the shop and some customers cheekily telling him to hurry up and write the pattern :)

                                                    Cherry Ripe Stripes

Cherry Ripe Stripes by Paisley Jam Designs
Don't you just love the red, brown and cream colours. I hope you like our new designs. You can buy them from Patchwork By Sea and add them to your shopping cart by clicking  Here

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer & Terry xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015


Hello everyone,
                        Sorry for my tardiness but I lead a busy life and had minor sickness in our house. All seems to be on the mend now.

I was privileged to have a customer bring in two quilts she made from my Steps to the Past pattern. One made in Japanese fabric that I helped her choose to make the quilt and the other was made using a layer cake. Both so very different from the two quilts I have made so I asked if I can share them with you. So here are Bronwyn's quilts for you to admire.

Stunning in Japanese Fabrics

This one is a layer cake and we picked a nice contrast.

I am currently busy working on new Block of the month samples for the shop. You can see pictures we are sharing in Patchwork By Sea 's Facebook page so why not pop by and like the page so you can see updated photos as we share new ones.
You can also see the Block of the months Here.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Surprise for Christmas

One evening the week before Christmas we were home from work, having a cuppa and watching the news with dinner in the oven. There was a knock  at the door.
Guess who was at my door ???
Our son Rob his wife Joey and our darling little grandson Jaxon come to surprise us and stay for Christmas!!! Yay !!! here I was thinking they would be in New Zealand and we were having a quiet Christmas! 
Christmas for me has always been about Family.  So having all my little family together for Christmas  made it the best EVER.
Here is a photo of Jaxon on Christmas day. He also rolled over onto his tummy for the first time on Christmas day while his Nanny & Poppy were watching :)

Look how cute he is and how much he has grown since I saw him in October. He is a big boy of 4 months old with his own passport to fly to New Zealand on.

Saying goodbye at the airport is a hard thing to do, trying to hold back the tears and be brave. This Nanny failed! as they left us to fly to NZ
Jaxon his Daddy and Poppy.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing photo's of the fun they had in NZ

Happy New Year wishes to you  for 2015 from my family to yours.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Missing in action

Hi friends,
 Sorry I have not posted in such along time. Time has gotten away from me.
I had a customer in the shop who bought a layer cake and my Piggie in the Middle pattern. I love the colours of her layer cake. Last week she came in to buy border fabric, and  I helped her choose a coloured sashiko thread for her to do the naive hand quilting as an accent to the Piggie section. She kindly let me take a photo to share with you. You can buy this pattern from here
Piggie in the middle
Our little grandson is growing fast. He and his parents are going to New Zealand for Christmas so Rob can meet some of his wife Joey's family and spend the festive season with them. We hope they can come to Adelaide to visit us in the new year. I have so many cuddles and kisses I owe him :)

So Christmas will be much quieter this year for us. I am still procrastinating about putting the tree up and have a Christmas cake to bake.

I have been busy stitching and another step closer to finishing a new design that has been taking some time to finish. Here is another peek, looks like the dragonfly theme is taking over in my designs. So many of you just love dragonfly's. What do you like best ?

I will be sure to share another sneak peek with you as it progresses.

Don't forget you can follow me on Facebook PaisleyJamDesigns

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Good Morning

Good Morning,

Well this quilter has been missing her little grandson after my visit to meet him. My beautiful daughter in law is sending me regular photos to my iPhone. She even had fantastic timing and sent me an photo after his bath on Tuesday night while I was sitting in the doctor's surgery waiting to see my doctor who was  running very late. Such a nice feeling to see him looking at me from my message. Even had a few photos of the last bit of a smile that have just melted my heart.

Jaxon after his bath
I have been making myself get in and finish already started projects. Proud to say I have finished some shop samples & working on some class samples. I have also been sneaking in some time to do my beloved stitchery's. I find my stitching soothes my soul. Do you stitch ?
I have also been working on and off on one of my designs. I have the piecing of the quilt top finished and I am now working on the applique circles that I will be adding to the top with an applique on them. If I get what I would like to get finished today I will share a peek with you.

So while I was doing this post I was sent more photos of baby Jaxon to start my day. Had to share this one to make you smile :) A cutie what do you think ??

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Monday, 6 October 2014

What have i been doing and Baby Jaxon

Hi Everyone,
Sorry for the delay in posts. I have just arrived back from a trip to meet my little grandson. We met up in Townsville  Queensland, a pretty coastal town with weather warmer than we are having in Adelaide.

Jaxon and his Nanny
Meeting my first grandchild was very special. He loved to just look at my face,  I felt he was looking into and stealing my heart all at the same time. I enjoyed giving him his bottle, lots of cuddles and kisses. I did a tiny spot of baby sitting while his Mum & Dad popped out for a short time. Then he decided to christen me with a dirty nappy! That was interesting to say the least. I have not changed a nappy in 22 years and these disposable nappies, I have never used. Anyway I did what had to be done, had trouble with those tab thingies, but I got it  on. Only to find out later I had put it in back to front!!! hehe Oh well at least he had a clean one on :)
Leaving my son and his wife Joey and baby Jaxon to fly home was one of the hardest things I have had to do. Broke my heart to leave them. Already looking forward to the next time I get to see them. Hopefully here in Adelaide in the new year.

So what have I been working on design wise? Not a lot of late. I was busy making a quilt for a little someone :) 
But I have two designs that I have started and hoping to start back on one this week. Would you like to take a peek ??? These are two different projects.

As you know Paisley Jam Designs are sold exclusively By Patchwork By Sea here in Adelaide. They now have a new online shop and my patterns can be bought by clicking Here . Please have a look around the web site remembering that products are still being uploaded. If you make a purchase of one of my Paisley Jam Designs patterns they are offering free postage on them with in Australia until the end of October 2014. This will include other products on their web site excluding Block of the Months.
Hope you enjoy your browse.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)

Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My News

I have a new love in my life! He was born on Sunday 31st August. And he has stolen my heart and I have not even been to visit and cuddle him yet. Yes, he is my first grandchild. My eldest son Robert and his wife Joey have become parents. They have named him Jaxon Peter, very heart warming as they gave him Robert's little brothers name as his middle name. As you maybe able to tell I have turned into a doting Nanna!
I think he is most handsome & gorgeous baby ever.
Here are some photo's so you can see Jaxon. What do you think? 

Jaxon Peter 31/9/2014
My proud son Robert.
This is the day he was born. I did not tell a fib, he is gorgeous, well I think he is :) . The photo with my son is my all time favorite, he looks so very proud holding his son less than a day old.

 In the photo below he is 4 days old and has his cranky pants on, as my son tells me. He was woken to be fed! How rude of his mum hehe.  He screams the house down if you dare to take his clothes off for a bath, just like his daddy did. I will be visiting  them next month. My son works in Mt Isa Queensland as he works down the mine and that is 1877 kilometres away from Adelaide were I live. I am so excited to be visiting them.

Jaxon 4 days old with his cranky pants on ! hehe
So, of course as I quilter I had to make a quilt ! So this is the quilt Terry and I have made for our little grandson. I love the colours we have picked and the mustard 1st border makes the quilt sing. And of course a special little message of love from his Nanna & Poppy.

I have never made bibs before but must say I am happy with the results.

So, now you know why I have not been finishing off two design projects that I have on the go at the moment. Until next time.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

New design pattern release Adelaide

Hi Everyone,
Yes we have finished the pattern or my latest design Christmas Memories. I was inspired to do this design after having my eldest son home this last Christmas for the first time in 6 years. We also had his fiance'e Joey (now Robs wife) come share Christmas with us too. I am not a big Christmas girl as I was not brought up with a lot of tradition for the season. Partly I think as my parents found it hard celebrating Christmas in the hot humid weather of Sydney when we immigrated from England. So Christmas to me is about having my family around me, eating lots of food and having lots of fun and making lots of memories to treasure forever. My family mean the world to me and I love and treasure each and every one of them with a special place for each in my heart. So I made this table runner for you to share with your family each Christmas.

"Christmas Memories" copyright to Paisley Jam Designs 2014
Tomorrow the pattern and kits will be released at Sewing Stitching and Craft Fair at Wayville Showground Adelaide on the Patchwork By Sea stand S14. So if you are coming to the show please stop by and say hello.

Patchwork By Sea stand S14 
 I hope you like my new pattern. What do you think of the words I have used ? I felt these were very important ones for me and my family :0)

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
Happy Quilting

Jennifer xx

Friday, 27 June 2014

First Magazine ad.

I am so excited that Patchwork By Sea have advertised for some of my patterns in Australian Patchwork & Quilting and a couple of their sister magazines. I feel very excited and overwhelmed at seeing my designs on a glossy magazine page. Here is a copy of the ad.

I thought I would put up photo's of my other patterns for you to see too.


Patterns are $15.00AU each plus postage except for the bigger pattern Christmas Blessings which is $19.95AU plus postage. You can order them from Patchwork By Sea by ringing the shop on 08 8377 3942. If you are not in Australia like us, you can order them by sending an email to   My patterns are exclusively available from Patchwork By Sea.

I am hoping to be able to share two new designs with you soon. One is still waiting for the pattern to be written and the I am working on another at the moment.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Sunday, 1 June 2014

We are having fun in the new shop.

Time has flown by quickly this year and it is hard to believe, that we will have been in the new shop 6 weeks this week. We have had so many lovely comments about the shop from everyone "who has come in to visit us from near and far. Everyone tell us how '
"bright" and "so much room" we have. We have over 500 new fabrics in stock with  more deliveries arriving.  We are proud of the new shop, so I decided to share some photo's with you.

These are some inside the shop photo's taken at night.

These are the new chairs in the classroom. The photo is taken after the Jelly Roll race we held in our Gala opening week with Nikki Tervo as the teacher. How pretty does the off cuts look on the floor with the bright chairs? :)

And last is a photo of our back entrance. See the big sign above the door, to let you know where to enter from the large rear car park. 

We have now finished painting and cleaning the old shop, and now we can finish settling into the new shop. Terry's office is a store room at the moment, so we have that to finish. Then I am hoping to be able to get back to some more designing, and be able to finish off the Bali batik quilt   I was making months ago.  I also have a completed design of a table runner that needs a pattern written for it. I will share these with you as soon as they are finished.
Please feel free to leave me comments on any of my blog posts, as i would love to hear from you :)
Till next time.
Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx

Friday, 25 April 2014

Patchwork By Sea has moved.

We spent 4 days over Easter moving our shop from Jetty Road Brighton to 5/365 Brighton Road Hove SA 5048. Such a huge amount of work in moving a patchwork shop I can assure you. Not just what you see in the front of the shop, but also the classroom and all the behind the scene Bom's fabric and a whole lot more :).
It is sad to move the shop from the street where it began back in October 1998. The street has become so busy and parking difficult, so we felt it was time to move our business to a bigger and brighter shop with ample parking at the rear.

Patchwork By Sea at Jetty Road Brighton Oct 1998 - April 2014
This is what is left at the Jetty Road shop now and we have to clean and smarten it up for the next tenant.

And this is how everything got to the new address ! Yep I was a truckers wife for a few days!! 
Can't tell you how many loads we had already done before this one !

And now for the reveal of the new shop.

What do you think? We have updated the logo colours and the signs really stand out, just as we had wanted them too. The sign design is also being used on our new web site we are having built and is coming very soon.

And this is a sneak peek of the inside from out side the front door. More photos next week after the Gala Opening which takes part all of next week. We have Nikki Tervo as a guest designer with us for the opening and she will be releasing some brand new designs at our Gala opening on Monday night.
Terry and I would like to thank everyone for your support and look forward to your continued support in our new and exciting shop. With your continued support we can grow bigger and better into the future.

Hope you have a wonderful day where ever you are :)
Happy Quilting
Jennifer xx