Janelle Noack of Dirnaseer, NSW, says about her quilt, “This is the third quilt I have named after
the Dirnaseer area where I have spent most of my adult life. Pinchgut Valley has a lovely little creek running through the middle, though it doesn’t run that often, and amazing views from atop the surrounding hills.”
The fabric range, Vanity Fair, used in this quilt from Michelle Yeo of Blackburn, Victoria, was designed for Windham Fabrics by Nancy Gere. The designs were selected from just two quilts in Nancy’s archives and comprise colours that were becoming popular towards the end of the 1860s — dark plums, rich browns, reddish pinks and the occasional clear blue. Windham Fabrics are distributed in Australia by Leutenegger. Michelle’s quilt has an appliquéd centre surrounded by two centre borders and four setting triangles. The whole quilt centre is surrounded by five borders.
The pieces for this dramatic quilt from Karen Styles of Rangeview, Victoria, were cut using a set of 24in Le Moyne Star templates and a rotary cutter. Only three simple shapes and three contrasting fabrics are required and the pieces join together easily by hand or machine.
Another masterwork of foundation piecing from Chris Jurd.
Just choose a multi-coloured print for the outer border and
use its colours with graphic black and white prints for the patches in each border and your colour selection is
almost done for you.
Marilyn Bell of Umina Beach NSW says, about the name of her quilt, “I always find it hard naming my quilts. I named this one after my daughters Karen (Kaz) and Alexandra (Ali).”
Leesa Chandler of Beaumaris, Vic, designed this quilt using her own range of Australian-inspired fabrics called Under the Australian Sun. The range includes several colourways including a very striking one with a black background and red flowers, but for this quilt, Leesa chose to use the softer teal and pink colourway and the iconic Australian gum blossom.
This delight quilt made by Civil War quilt enthusiast Carol Hopkins uses fabric from Barbara Brackman’s Ladies Album range by Moda.
Frame – or medallion – quilts always look impressive, but they’re often quite easy to make. They’re assembled as a centre panel surrounded by borders, some plain, some made with traditional patchwork blocks. Carol Lewis has featured a variety of nine-patch blocks
in her splendid quilt. Each part of this project is straightforward: just concentrate on accurate cutting and sewing and your own version will come together beautifully.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/nine-patch-frame-quilt
Lisa Kerr and Louise Lott of Max & Louise Pattern Co designed this quilt especially for Quilters Companion readers. Once they have designed a quilt, they like to each make their own version so lucky for us we get to see the quilt in two colourways.
The floor of Winchester Cathedral, the final resting place of author Jane Austen, was Katrina Hadjimichael’s inspiration for this quilt. It was machine quilted by Belinda Betts and hung as part of a special Red and White exhibition at the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show, where it won second place in the Commercially Quilted Large Quilts category.
Watch the class: https://www.cosyproject.com/learn-precise-machine-applique-and-foundation-piecing