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.
Marilyn Bell of Umina Beach NSW says, about the name of her quilt, “I always find it hard naming my quilts. I named this one after my daughters Karen (Kaz) and Alexandra (Ali).”
This modern marvel has been designed by Moira de Carvalho for Quilters Companion.
It features a brand-new block that Moira has designed, Plus & Go. It does not need much fabric for each block and would look great in any style of fabric that you have in your “stash”.
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.
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
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.
With dynamic triangles and splashes of confetti at the corners, this quilt is sure to spark your imagination. This bright and fun quilt was designed by Heidi Pridemore from Arkansas, USA.
Rachaeldaisy of Springwood, NSW, was determined to reinvent the yo-yo as something fresh and new. To do this, she used solid fabrics for the yo-yos and placed them on black-and-white-print fabrics to make them pop. We hope you’ll have fun taking a new look at the yo-yo!
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/yo-yos-a-la-mode-quilt
Crystal McGann of Kambah, ACT, combined Log Cabins with free-hand Drunkard’s Path blocks to create this quilt. It includes black-and-white prints from Sarah Fielke’s fabric range, Snippets from Windham Fabrics.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/drunkards-cabin-quilt
A striking and graphic star quilt can be made using strip-piecing techniques. Trim down some strips leftover from jelly roll projects if you wish, and combine them in funky combinations to create loads of pizzazz.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/kaleidoscope-stars-quilt