Category Archives: Category 4: Appliqué Quilts (Pick one)


Scandi Blooms by Anorina Morris

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.

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Namaste’ Jaipur by Elizabeth Bren

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.


Emma by Susan Smith

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.

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Bling Bling Baltimore by Wendy Whellum

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.

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Deborah Louie

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.

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