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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. 
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.

  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
  1. And the pattern for this is Tessellatte...
  2. So if Susan and Coriene would like to email their address to us at 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


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

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

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...


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

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Lost in the world of......

Well it has been a while again since we posted on our Blog. We get so caught up in the easy world of Instagram and also Lou does Facebook that our poor Blog gets very neglected. So then I thought maybe we should make one day of the week Blog day but.......which day should that be and what if we have nothing to say! mmm who us 2 nothing to say.... Yes I hear all our friends laughing at the moment going yeah right you 2 speechless!!
So what have we been doing? 
First we have Summer School on the 17th January with Mrs Martins Quilt Shop so we have been busy finishing samples for this fun day.

Barb our lovely side kick of Theodora Cleave fame will be joining us for the day with her gorgeous buttons also.
You can call Karen if you would like to join us she said today we have about 6 places left so be quick.

A couple of weeks ago we added a column on the right for where we will be next year.
We are pleased to announce we will be having 4 relax and sew days in conjunction with Lilly Patches.
These are days you can come along and work on anything you would like to. See the dates to the right and call June if you would like to put your name on the list as numbers will be limited.

On the 11th July Barb and Max & Louise will be having a Christmas in July workshop at the Uniting Church in Boronia also ran in conjunction with June from Lilly Patches.
Come along for a great day of Christmas projects designed by Barb and ourselves. Go home with patterns for all the projects from the day. More info to come end of February for that day.

We are also very excited to have been asked to design a quilt and teach for the Ballaarat Quilters 20th Birthday retreat in November next year. We are very honored to have been invited to such a special occasion with these ladies, and have already so many ideas for how their special quilt will come together.

Also we hope to run our first ever weekend away in August so watch this space!!

And last but not least we are hoping to have our first booth at Houston International Quilt market next year!!
We are pretty excited about that we can tell you now.
So we have 9 new patterns for next year on the drawing board ranging from mini quilts to big quilts some stitchery, applique and loads of inspiration for our antique treasures. 
If you don't follow us on Instagram or Facebook you may like to as we really have become lazy bloggers but promise to try a little harder ok!
So maybe Blog day can be Wednesday not sure why other than its "hump day" 
See you all next Wednesday!!!
Lisa & Lou.