Janelle Noack of Dirnaseer, NSW, says about her quilt, “This is the third quilt I have named after
the Dirnaseer area where I have spent most of my adult life. Pinchgut Valley has a lovely little creek running through the middle, though it doesn’t run that often, and amazing views from atop the surrounding hills.”
The fabric range, Vanity Fair, used in this quilt from Michelle Yeo of Blackburn, Victoria, was designed for Windham Fabrics by Nancy Gere. The designs were selected from just two quilts in Nancy’s archives and comprise colours that were becoming popular towards the end of the 1860s — dark plums, rich browns, reddish pinks and the occasional clear blue. Windham Fabrics are distributed in Australia by Leutenegger. Michelle’s quilt has an appliquéd centre surrounded by two centre borders and four setting triangles. The whole quilt centre is surrounded by five borders.
Hitomi Fujita of Frenchs Forest, NSW designed this quilt using Quilt Gate’s Mary Rose Collection – Angels range of fabrics. It is a very traditional block that lends itself to motif fabrics for the block centres. Hitomi made another sample in traditional Japanese fabrics to illustrate how you can get a totally different look with a different fabric.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/angel-quilt
Kim Harris of Penrith, NSW, designed this quilt around the central panel. She made it into a large-scale medallion quilt to complement the size of the design on the centre panel.
Brigitte Giblin of Warrawee, NSW used English paper piecing with pre-cut paper shapes to make this lovely bag. The paper shapes are covered with fabric and then stitched together. Brigitte’s bag is a lovely way to use small scraps of fabric and include some of your favourite prints.
This issue we bring you another quilt by the talented Jess Frost of Mount Stuart, Tasmania. The effectiveness of this quilt is its simplicity of block design, layout, and the
beautiful machine quilting Jess has done.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/block-flower-quilt
When Deborah Dorward was designing this quilt, she took inspiration from antique appliqué and Baltimore quilts. Here is a selection of her favourite blocks, some with a twist and some more traditional. There are so many beautiful flowers on old quilts and this one pays homage to the many different blooms.
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.
The pieces for this dramatic quilt from Karen Styles of Rangeview, Victoria, were cut using a set of 24in Le Moyne Star templates and a rotary cutter. Only three simple shapes and three contrasting fabrics are required and the pieces join together easily by hand or machine.
Another masterwork of foundation piecing from Chris Jurd.
Just choose a multi-coloured print for the outer border and
use its colours with graphic black and white prints for the patches in each border and your colour selection is
almost done for you.