Michelle Marvig of Theresa Park, NSW designed this quilt using fat quarters of fabric but, cleverly, the quilt is pieced using 2½in strips, so you could adapt the design to be made with jelly rolls. This is a quilt-as-you-go project, which is achievable for quilters of all skill levels.
At first glance this looks like an easy quilt as the basis of the quilt is one block repeating. However, care needs to be taken that you continue the colours in the right places to ensure
you don’t ‘break’ the chain, making this quilt challenging for an advanced beginner. The quilt will look equally as gorgeous, of course, with the links being scrappy if you can’t get your head around matching up the sections to complete your links/chain or don’t have enough lengths to make a whole chain link in one colour.
This modern marvel has been designed by Moira de Carvalho for Quilters Companion.
It features a brand-new block that Moira has designed, Plus & Go. It does not need much fabric for each block and would look great in any style of fabric that you have in your “stash”.
Images of folk art birds were the inspiration for this stylised chook; string piecing complemented the quirkiness. Megan believes we are all a bit quirky and differences are to be celebrated and embraced — hence the name of the quilt. It is quick and easy to make — simple foundation-free string piecing creates the ‘fabric blocks’ from which the appliqué shapes are cut. Then the pieces are applied to the background using needleturn appliqué. Finally, hand quilting with Perle 8 thread adds to the texture and fun of the quilt.
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.
Rachaeldaisy 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!
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/yo-yos-a-la-mode-quilt
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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/drunkards-cabin-quilt
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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/kaleidoscope-stars-quilt
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.
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!