With dynamic triangles and splashes of confetti at the corners, this quilt is sure to spark your imagination. This bright and fun quilt was designed by Heidi Pridemore from Arkansas, USA.
Rachael Simmons of Springwood, NSW, was determined to reinvent the yo-yo as something fresh and new. To do this, she used solid fabrics for the yo-yos and placed them on black-and-white-print fabrics to make them pop. We hope you’ll have fun taking a new look at the yo-yo!
Crystal McGann of Kambah, ACT, combined Log Cabins with free-hand Drunkard’s Path blocks to create this quilt. It includes black-and-white prints from Sarah Fielke’s fabric range, Snippets from Windham Fabrics.
A striking and graphic star quilt can be made using strip-piecing techniques. Trim down some strips leftover from jelly roll projects if you wish, and combine them in funky combinations to create loads of pizzazz.
This bright, fun appliqué quilt was designed and made by Jane Davidson of Albany Creek, Qld. She wanted to create a quilt using Emma Jansen’s Terra Australis fabric range — and what a quilt it is! Jane has cleverly used a combination of Drunkard’s Path blocks and appliqué.
Jane Morgan of Gladesville, NSW, has been fond of the Jewel Box block since she used the design in the first quilt kit she assembled when she owned a quilt shop. Using a technique for constructing the design devised by Eleanor Burns, Jane combined it with another of her favourites, hexagons, which she added with a fusible appliqué technique.
Our English paper-piecing project for this issue is a wonderful scrappy bed quilt. Marj Yip worked with 1930s reproduction print fabrics and added yellow, red and Nile green solids chosen to replicate quilts of that era. The block is known by a number of different names, including Texas Star and Dolly Madison Star.
A love of medallion quilts led Danni Reynolds to make this one that features English paper piecing and simple borders. The teals, golds and chocolates inspired a Middle Eastern marketplace and influenced the domestic machine quilting.
“Tesela” is the Spanish word for a square tile used to make mosaics and it’s a very apt name for Anorina Morris’ design. Choose your favourite complementary colours in light, medium and dark values and you’ll be able complete this full-size bed quilt in no time at all.
Jess Frost of Mount Stuart, Tasmania, made this quilt using a 28-piece fat eighth bundle of Fox Fields by Tula Pink, with the addition of a few fat quarters of fabric from some of Tula’s other collections. “When working with prints, you can use different prints with a similar colour story for each of the contrasting colours,” says Jess. “It is a great quilt to make using a pre-cut bundle of fabrics.”