Collection: La Fortuna Designs

Born and raised in Germany and now living in Perth/Western Australia I remember sitting under my Oma's Singer treadle machine, while she was sewing. This memory left a lasting impression and I made my first garments at about 12 years old. They were a short jacket from a Burda pattern and a skirt I re-modelled from a hand-me-down dress. Both were atrocious, but I wore them with pride. From that time I made my own clothes for years. Quilting came about 20 years ago, my first quilt being a baby blanket with hand-appliqued dancing bears for my son. My next project was a completely hand-appliqued tied quilt, which won me 2nd prize in the Perth Royal Show in 2001. My quilting really took off mid last year when I joined my churches quilting group as an inaugural member and I made approx. 50 quilts since, most of which were donated to our community project or given to family members and friends. Mid 2020 I was not content to just make other designer's patterns and started designing my own. First pattern was 'Heart 2 Heart', followed by 'Midsummer Night' and 'Japanese Garden'. The latter two will be published in 'Make Modern' magazine in 2021. Between pattern testing and making quilts I like the ideas for more patterns are flowing. Since life gets in the way sometimes my only limitation is time to write the patterns and test them.