Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Aussie Aussie Aussie

In preparation for our trip to Austin in February, I thought it would be good to make something very Australian to share at our YouPatch booth.

An Aussie map quilt hanging on the most Australian of icons, the hills hoist!

In my first attempt at using patterned fabrics in a pixel quilt, I have used a range of thoroughly Australian fabrics: Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen.

Free motion quilted using pink thread in the Australia bit with wavy black quilting in the surrounding 'ocean'. Much easier to see from the back of the quilt!

This little quilt will be partnered with a 'Texas' quilt to take with us to QuiltCon.

Hope you get to do something stitchy today.
Andi xx


Karen said...

Love it!!!!! Great idea for your market trip.

Lisa H said...

I love this. Is there a pattern available? I would love to have one of these made by Australia Day for my home. I also love that you used the Terra Australis range by Emma Jean Jansen - perfect. I had a little chuckle at your milk crate under the Hills Hoist, as this is what my mum - who is very short - always used to reach the line (our old Hills Hoist was 'broken' and wouldn't wind down). Here's to you flying the 'Aussie Quilt' flag, cheers!

dibracey said...

I sooo love this. Would also love to get hold of the pattern. How???