Kim Harris of Penrith, NSW, designed this quilt around the central panel. She made it into a large-scale medallion quilt to complement the size of the design on the centre panel.
This issue we bring you another quilt by the talented Jess Frost of Mount Stuart, Tasmania. The effectiveness of this quilt is its simplicity of block design, layout, and the
beautiful machine quilting Jess has done.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/block-flower-quilt
When Deborah Dorward was designing this quilt, she took inspiration from antique appliqué and Baltimore quilts. Here is a selection of her favourite blocks, some with a twist and some more traditional. There are so many beautiful flowers on old quilts and this one pays homage to the many different blooms.
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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/tree-of-life-patchwork-quilt
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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/dresdens-and-daisies-quilt
Catherine Butterworth of Roseville, NSW designed this quilt using From Marti Michell rulers. Catherine suggests that you can make this quilt using the From Marti Michell Double Wedding Ring template set as well as the Large Kaleido-Ruler No 8641 (small) or No 8642 (large) and follow the markings for a 7in block. From Marti Michell products are distributed in Australia by Macs Crafts.
Majella Rush of Southtown, Qld used French General’s Pom Pom de Paris range of fabrics for Moda to make this delicate quilt. Majella added a few fabrics from her stash and the wonderful red and beige stripe for the border.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/my-sweet-valentine-quilt
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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/dolly-madison-in-texas-quilt
Kathy Doughty of West Ryde, NSW, chose a large block and let it shine in this quilt. She selected an eye-catching background print on which to showcase the block design and finished it with simple sashing.
Sharon Keightley of Auckland, New Zealand, has
recreated the feel of an antique quilt with her choices
of reproduction fabrics to piece her basket blocks.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/scrappy-baskets-quilt