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.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/scrappy-stars-quilt
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.
Janelle Wind of Cooranbong, NSW, was provided with a fat quarter bundle of Emma Jansen’s new fabric range, The Linen Cupboard, and this is the lovely quilt she created. The Linen Cupboard fabric range is distributed by Charles Parsons. Janelle says of her quilt, “I will always remember that I made this quilt while watching one of my favourite shows, Gilmore Girls. Now, if you aren’t a fan of Gilmore Girls, then you may not know that Stars Hollow is the name of the town where the story is set. So, for the weeks where I sat in my studio alone, working on this quilt, I was kept company by the townspeople of Stars Hollow.”
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/stars-hollow-quilt
Lorraine Cocker of Mount Coromandel, SA, made this quilt as a birthday gift for her 13-year-old niece. Lorraine designed the quilt using EQ7 and made it with bright and cheerful fabrics.
Clever fabric placement creates the illusion of overlapping cards in the Four Card Trick block. Although the block appears complex, it is constructed nine-patch style with three simple units. Wendy Whellum of Daw Park, South Australia, used a yellow background fabric, a border fabric and delved into her scrap collection for the remainder of the quilt.
Lynelle Slade of Armidale, NSW, says of her quilt, “Despite how it looks, there are NO set-in seams in this quilt and although there’s lots of cutting and piecing, it isn’t actually a hard quilt to make. It comes together in small manageable sections and is a great quilt to use up some scraps. I wanted to make a quilt using the Flying Birds block and had been thinking about it for some time. Once I sat down and started drawing, it came together very quickly — making it, on the other hand, took quite a bit longer!”
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/flying-triangles-quilt
Carol Roberts of Somersby, NSW, designed this project to introduce QC readers to American piecing or hand piecing. The beauty of this quilt is that it can be American pieced, machine pieced or English paper pieced. Your choice!
Watch the class: https://www.cosyproject.com/learn-how-to-hand-piece
Megan Fisher of Davidson, NSW, used a huge amount of her scrap stash to create this colourful pieced quilt. Be sure to take your time to accurately cut and piece your fabrics — there are thousands of pieces in this quilt!
This stunning hand-pieced sampler was designed and made by Wendy Whellum of Saw Park, SA. It is a terrific portable project. Do all your preparation at home to cut your pieces and then you can carry them with you to piece wherever you go.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/pieces-of-the-past-quilt