Fun, simple flowers blossom on this wallhanging by Anorina Morris of Samelia’s Mum. It is a wonderful design for using your “stash”, or maybe a new bundle of fat quarters from your local store. The floral design would work well in other projects: two blocks together are ideal for a cushion, or run the nine blocks across in a single line for a bed runner.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/scandi-blooms-quilt
This is the fourth and final design in a series by Hazel Foot of Remuera, in Auckland, New Zealand. We featured the first Kowhai Wall Hanging in QC#71, the Hibiscus Wall Hanging in QC#72 and the Clematis Wall Hanging in QC#73.
A month in India sent Elizabeth Bren of Ballarat, Victoria, into sensory overload. Extremes of exquisite beauty and ankle-deep rubbish, vibrant colours and overwhelming smells, both good and bad. While the Taj Mahal is the most famous, there are many other Mogul forts and palaces with gleaming white marble walls ornately patterned with inlaid semi-precious stones. Sikh temples have a tank — a pool surrounded by bold geometric patterns in the paving. Round motifs were carved in the sandstone above a gate at the Taj Mahal. Elizabeth’s inspiration for her Nameste Jaipur quilt were the highly skilled artisans who created the buildings of India that leave us in awe 400 years later.
Linda Butcher of Croydon, NSW, has combined soft romantic fabrics with delicate appliqué designs to create her medallion quilt. This is a lap-size quilt but you may choose to add more borders to the design to create a larger quilt.
Emma, made by Susan Smith of Wodonga, Victoria, is Susan’s reproduction of an antique quilt featured in Quilts in America by Patsy and Myron Orlofsky. The book, a favourite of Susan’s, was hailed as a landmark study of traditional quilts when it was published in 1974. The centre of the original quilt is a printed handkerchief, so Susan created her own design based on an appliqué design in a border of the original quilt.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/emma-quilt
Taking her inspiration from traditional-style quilts made in bright funky colours and prints, Wendy Whellum of Daw Park, South Australia began a collection of fabrics that eventually resulted in her Bling Bling Baltimore quilt. A bright yellow and red print fabric found on a discount table was destined to become the perfect border.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/bling-bling-baltimore-applique-quilt
It’s the perfect time of year to make quilts for the approaching cooler weather. Tammy Silvers of Marietta, Georgia, in the USA was inspired by the colours of autumn to create this cosy quilt pieced from cotton fabric and embellished with wool appliqué.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/fall-baskets-quilt
Bronwyn Hayes of Mawson ACT designed this whimsical Christmas wallhanging specifically for Quilters Companion readers. What a treat! You could choose to make the whole wallhanging or take elements of it to make other smaller projects or gifts.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/secret-santa
Paula Storm of Narrawallee, NSW, made this dynamic flower quilt using an appliqué technique she devised utilising freezer paper and liquid starch. Any preferred appliqué technique could be used.
Watch the class; https://www.cosyproject.com/learn-needleturn-applique-without-the-needleturn
A fresh, sweet appliqué quilt for a young lady in your life created by machine appliqué and quilting specialist, Deborah Louie. Use a variety of decorative stitches for the appliqué and then have a ball embellishing the blocks with free-motion quilting.
Watch the class: https://www.cosyproject.com/learn-raw-edge-machine-applique-using-decorative-stitches