Catherine Butterworth of Roseville, NSW designed this quilt using Marti Michell’s thick acrylic templates, which allow you to accurately rotary cut multiple layers of fabric at one time. Their revolutionary corner concept means cutting pieces that match perfectly — no pinning or guessing required. Marti Michell products are distributed in Australia by Mac’s Crafts.
“Tesela” is the Spanish word for a square tile used to make mosaics and it’s a very apt name for Anorina Morris’ design. Choose your favourite complementary colours in light, medium and dark values and you’ll be able complete this full-size bed quilt in no time at all.
Jess Frost of Mount Stuart, Tasmania, made this quilt using a 28-piece fat eighth bundle of Fox Fields by Tula Pink, with the addition of a few fat quarters of fabric from some of Tula’s other collections. “When working with prints, you can use different prints with a similar colour story for each of the contrasting colours,” says Jess. “It is a great quilt to make using a pre-cut bundle of fabrics.”
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/starburst-quilt
The soft, gentle lavender, caramels and country teals combine in this graceful quilt design by Wendy Sheppard of Dumfries, Virginia, USA. The simple piecing is complemented by the positive/negative layout of the fabrics. It is a wonderful size for a child, but simply double the quantities to make a comforter.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/woodland-mosaic
Rachael Porter of Woongarrah, NSW, is a keen paper-piecer and loves to fussy cut, so in this project she has combined her two loves. The large star in this quilt is actually made up of 37 smaller six-pointed stars.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/brighton-stars-quilt
Jemima Flendt of Helena Valley, WA, had the idea to create a lap quilt with a beautiful crisp white background against navy blue, greens and aquas from the Daysail fabric range by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. Given that the colour reminded her of the ocean, she called the quilt Ocean Stars.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/ocean-stars-quilt
Is it a bold, modern quilt? Has it been inspired by the Amish style? Or it is an example of timeless and enduring two-colour patchwork? You can make your version of
Marj Yip’s Lone Star quilt anything you’d like it to be and we’ll still call it a masterpiece.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/blue-and-white-lone-star-quilt
The central Evening Star block in the middle of this modern quilt by Leanne Harvey of Mount Vincent, NSW, has been expanded four times. The end result is a large quilt that is graphic and quick to piece.
Margaret Mew of Elphinston, Vic, made this quilt for RJR Fabrics to showcase their Tatiana range designed by Marianne Elizabeth. RJR Fabrics are distributed in Australia by Dayview Textiles.
Surely the Ohio Star would have to rate as one of the all-time classic patchwork blocks. Wendy Whellum assembled a wonderful collection by participating in a block exchange among members of her local quilting group. The rules were simple: a 6in Ohio Star block with a light shirting background and 1800s reproduction fabrics.