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Girt By Sea - Drunkard's Path Block

Girt By Sea - Drunkard's Path Block

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:27am

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I can't believe it is my turn to talk about Girt By Sea!Where has the year gone?When I was approached to be a part of this project, I immediately wanted to do Drunkard's Path blocks.The first reason was because it's my favourite block and the 2nd reason... because I love making them.The colours were chosen, I think they look like the sea!When I piece Drunkard's Path Blocks, I use three pins.Fold both the bottom and top fabrics in half, and match together with a pin.Right sides together of course!I then pin both ends.I find it easier to manipulate the fabric as I sew.If you have the option of the needle down position on your machine, use it!Sew slowly round the curve matching the edges of both fabrics.I always place the larger piece on the bottom.With these blocks I ironed towards the dark side to make a neater finish.Look at those beautiful curves!I had the pleasure of sewing the Girt By Sea Quilt together so I was the first one to see the finished result.I love how my Drunkard's Path blocks play along next to the previous round and in parts look like the Sydney Opera House!MONTH 5 PRIZESWhat’s a quilt along without prizes!This month, simply upload any picture of your progress (regardless of what stage your quilt is up to!) to Instagram using #girtbyseaquilt and one lucky person will win a signed copy of my Book,By the Bundle.It's definitley not too late start your own Girt By Sea medallion quilt – just grab the pattern here from Craftsy and have some fun! It includes the colouring sheet, so you can much more easily plan out your quilt. You can also join the Modern Makers Facebook group too!Check out all the Girt By Sea quilts being made on Instagram by looking at the tag #girtbyseaquilt
Girt By Sea

Girt By Sea

Apr 4, 2017 - 8:20pm

Eureka
I'm super excited to finally talk about a project that I have been working on with the the gals from Modern Makers Retreat. In collaboration with 6 Aussie designers, Modern Makers brings you an all Australian modern medallion Quilt made from my fabric range, Eureka. You can now purchase the awesome pattern - designed by Tales of Coth, keera Job, Down Grape Vine Lane, Blossom Heart Quilts, Emma Jean Jansen and She Quilts Alot. And don't worry - if you're not sure about curves and applique and EPP - we're starting a monthly sew along in April and the designers are going to do a tutorial and tips to help you along.This amazing Rainbow version has been made by Jackie Gillesusing Alison Glass fabrics!To stay up to date follow @modernmakersretreat on instagram.
New Patterns from Eureka

New Patterns from Eureka

Dec 2, 2016 - 9:08pm

Eureka
Whenever I release a new range of fabrics I have always been busy making new projects for you to make from the fabrics!These are the quilts and projects that I have made using Eureka, my new range of fabrics due out in January 2016.Wheels of FortuneFinished Quilt Size: 2.15mts x 2.15mts (84’’ x 84’’)Go With The FlowFinished Quilt Size: 185cms x 185cms (72’’ x 72’’) Triple TrianglesFinished Cushion Size: 45cms x 45cms (18’’ x 18’’) Money Bags Finshed Bag Size: Height 18cms (7") Width 14cms (5½")Little CrossesAvailable finished sizes in pattern:Cot Size: 92cms x 127cms (36'' x 50'')Throw Size:165cms x 165cms (64'' x 64'')Queen Size: 2mts x 2mts (78'' x 78'')Gold BullionsA free pattern download available here.All the patterns are available as PDF downloads from my etsy store.Wholesale patterns orders from Creative Abundance. For retail pattern purchases, please contact your local patchwork shop.
Eureka - The Designs

Eureka - The Designs

Nov 4, 2016 - 4:50pm

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Eureka by Emma Jean JansenNow I have returned from Quilt Market at Houston I thought I might share with you the inspiration behind each of the designs. GOLD VEINSLike the name suggests this fabric is a shows the gold running through the earth.I also love that it looks a bit like a marble fabric with the fabulous touches of metalic. QUARTZI was fascinated by the quartz crystal I found as a child in the land around where I grew up.I used to head out with my pick and bucket and collect my treasure.Unfortunately I never stuck gold but had a fabulous time looking for it! MINE SHAFT MAPWhen designing this range I spent lots of time looking through books about Ballarat's mining history.In one of the books I found an amazing mind shaft map. It was much more complicated than the designI created but I loved the idea so I designed my own version. CORESThis design represents the changing colours in the earth when miners would core down into the earth.I always like to have a stripe in my range but wanted it to be a bit special.This print is great for binding and I love the movement it creates in a quilt. WAGON WHEELSAs a child I was lucky enough to be involved in a group called FOSH, Friends of Sovereign Hill.Sovereign Hill is an open air museum in Ballarat that depicts the first 10 years after the discovery of gold there in 1851.Once a month on a Sunday my Mum, Sister and Brother would go to Sovereign Hill and dress up in costume as volunteersand pretend that we lived on the goldfields. It was a fantastic experience and one of my favourite things to do wasto ride around in the stage coach, so I decided I had to have a wheel print in my range. SOUTHERN CROSS STARSThe Eureka Flag was used as the war flag during the Eureka Rebellion in 1854 and featured the Crux Australis constellation (Southern Cross) I really wanted to incorporate the stars into my range because of the strong symbolism and relationship to my range name Eureka. I hoped you liked finding out a little more behind the designs in my range Eureka.In the next couple of weeks I will be sharing the quilts that I designed from the fabric.I can't wait to show you!
Introducing my new range Eureka

Introducing my new range Eureka

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:54am

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It's that time of year again, when all I do is sew!!Quilt Market prep is exciting but also exhusting.Such a short time to get everything done.My new rage of fabrics for Ella Blue is called Eureka.I took inspiration from my home town of Ballaratand it's history of goldmining.Can't wait to show you more!!
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