Bejewelled Batiks by Jane Morgan

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.

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Dolly Maddison in Texas by Marj Yip

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.

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Starburst by Jess Frost

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.”

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Woodland Mosaic by Wendy Sheppard

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.

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Brown Sugar by Sue Daley

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.

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