The soft, gentle lavender, caramels and country teals combine in this graceful quilt design by Wendy Sheppard of Dumfries, Virginia, USA. The simple piecing is complemented by the positive/negative layout of the fabrics. It is a wonderful size for a child, but simply double the quantities to make a comforter.
Rachael Porter of Woongarrah, NSW, is a keen paper-piecer and loves to fussy cut, so in this project she has combined her two loves. The large star in this quilt is actually made up of 37 smaller six-pointed stars.
Forget your points and straight line stitching with this fun and carefree project from Brenda Gael Smith of Copacabana, NSW. You won’t need a ruler with this one!
Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busyfingers and Leonie Bateman of Leonie Bateman Designs joined forces and techniques to create this wall hanging. The design combines their two preferred techniques — for Sue it’s English paper piecing and for Leonie it’s wool appliqué.
Deborah Dorward of Mt Macedon, Vic, was inspired by the traditional Tree of Life block to create her quilt. You might like to create your version in reproduction fabrics like Deborah or give it a new look with modern fabrics.
Rebecca Stewart-Bartell of Carramar, WA, has put a playful spin on the traditional Dresden Plate block, creating daisies in the border using partial Dresden Plate blocks and adding some adorable embroidered bees.
This is the fourth and final design in a series by Hazel Foot of Remuera, in Auckland, New Zealand. We featured the first Kowhai Wall Hanging in QC#71, the Hibiscus Wall Hanging in QC#72 and the Clematis Wall Hanging in QC#73.
Each of the 12in blocks in this quilt designed by Anne Sommerlad of Bullaburra, NSW, is composed of two contrasting reproduction prints and a background fabric. It is a great project to use up fabrics from your stash and it is also fat-quarter friendly.
This gorgeous traditional quilt was entirely hand stitched by Lorraine Moran.
The block is a repeating hexagonal-shaped block called Oriental Splendor or
The Smoothing Iron (Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns). The quilt is constructed in rows, rather than hexagonal blocks, for ease of construction.
This cheerful small quilt with its 1930s-inspired fabrics was made by Anne Sommerlad of Bullaburra, NSW. The quilt can be made quickly using a ‘no Y seam’ technique to join the strip-pieced hexagons.