Quirky Chooks by Megan Manwaring

Images of folk art birds were the inspiration for this stylised chook; string piecing complemented the quirkiness. Megan believes we are all a bit quirky and differences are to be celebrated and embraced — hence the name of the quilt. It is quick and easy to make — simple foundation-free string piecing creates the ‘fabric blocks’ from which the appliqué shapes are cut. Then the pieces are applied to the background using needleturn appliqué. Finally, hand quilting with Perle 8 thread adds to the texture and fun of the quilt.


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.

Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/scandi-blooms-quilt


Jolly Stars by Catherine Butterworth

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.