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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/bejewelled-batik-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
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.
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.
Repurpose, recycle, reuse, remember. Textile artist Christine Lethlean has included old linen and treasured remnants from the family farm in Western Australia in her quilt Tinellen Farm. The most memorable piece is the perishing fabric that she had to include as it featured a farmer and it happened to be her dear old dad’s favourite tea towel.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/tinellen-farm-quilt
Marilyn Bell of Umina Beach, NSW, designed this great scrappy quilt and the lime stripe gives it a real zing. It is named after a beautiful town on a Greek island Marilyn once visited.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/molyvos-quilt
What a wonderful scrappy quilt design Jenny Tate, of Young, NSW, has shared with us. This full-size quilt will not be quick to make, although we are sure the blocks will happen faster. Jenny has used her scrap bag of 1930s reproduction fabrics, but the quilt would be just as lovely in Civil War prints, or modern fabrics. Start stitching now — it will be a very portable long-term project.