This bright, fun appliqué quilt was designed and made by Jane Davidson of Albany Creek, Qld. She wanted to create a quilt using Emma Jansen’s Terra Australis fabric range — and what a quilt it is! Jane has cleverly used a combination of Drunkard’s Path blocks and appliqué.
Jane Morgan of Gladesville, NSW, has been fond of the Jewel Box block since she used the design in the first quilt kit she assembled when she owned a quilt shop. Using a technique for constructing the design devised by Eleanor Burns, Jane combined it with another of her favourites, hexagons, which she added with a fusible appliqué technique.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/bejewelled-batik-quilt
Our English paper-piecing project for this issue is a wonderful scrappy bed quilt. Marj Yip worked with 1930s reproduction print fabrics and added yellow, red and Nile green solids chosen to replicate quilts of that era. The block is known by a number of different names, including Texas Star and Dolly Madison Star.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/dolly-madison-in-texas-quilt
A love of medallion quilts led Danni Reynolds to make this one that features English paper piecing and simple borders. The teals, golds and chocolates inspired a Middle Eastern marketplace and influenced the domestic machine quilting.
“Tesela” is the Spanish word for a square tile used to make mosaics and it’s a very apt name for Anorina Morris’ design. Choose your favourite complementary colours in light, medium and dark values and you’ll be able complete this full-size bed quilt in no time at all.
Jess Frost of Mount Stuart, Tasmania, made this quilt using a 28-piece fat eighth bundle of Fox Fields by Tula Pink, with the addition of a few fat quarters of fabric from some of Tula’s other collections. “When working with prints, you can use different prints with a similar colour story for each of the contrasting colours,” says Jess. “It is a great quilt to make using a pre-cut bundle of fabrics.”
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/starburst-quilt
The soft, gentle lavender, caramels and country teals combine in this graceful quilt design by Wendy Sheppard of Dumfries, Virginia, USA. The simple piecing is complemented by the positive/negative layout of the fabrics. It is a wonderful size for a child, but simply double the quantities to make a comforter.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/woodland-mosaic
Rachael Porter of Woongarrah, NSW, is a keen paper-piecer and loves to fussy cut, so in this project she has combined her two loves. The large star in this quilt is actually made up of 37 smaller six-pointed stars.
Get the pattern: https://www.cosyproject.com/brighton-stars-quilt
Forget your points and straight line stitching with this fun and carefree project from Brenda Gael Smith of Copacabana, NSW. You won’t need a ruler with this one!
Sue Daley of Patchwork with Busyfingers and Leonie Bateman of Leonie Bateman Designs joined forces and techniques to create this wall hanging. The design combines their two preferred techniques — for Sue it’s English paper piecing and for Leonie it’s wool appliqué.