Just before Christmas I started making a quilt out of the brighter colours from Terra Australis. I wanted to design a new quilting using the flying geese block.
I love triangles at the moment!
I had fun putting the colours together on this quilt.
After I finished the blocks I decided that the quilt needed a border of more triangles!!
I quilted this quilt quite simply, just stitching with my walking foot in the ditch. I also pieced the back using strips of 4 different kangaroo print colours.
This quilt is now availble as a pattern from my online store.
I think this quilt would also look great in scraps and would be a great stash buster!!
Feb 26, 2014-9:02pm
JUNE FORRESTER: Hi Emma, Love this bright cheerful quilt and how you have put it all together it looks great
Feb 27, 2014-6:24pm
Meredithe: Fabulous Emma!!
Feb 28, 2014-12:33pm
Helen F: Emma it is gorgeous!!! We luuv your new fabric range!! Meredithe from Pomegranate and Chintz has just finished a quilt in your fabrics on her blog at the moment.
Mar 8, 2014-10:35pm
Robyn Muller: Hi Emma The colourway of your fabric range is awesome and really looks so pretty in this quilt design. Love your half squares! You certainly could probably do flying geese in your sleep. :)
Guest Blogger for Liberty Lifestyle
Feb 18, 2014-1:48pm
A few months ago I was asked to create a project using the beautiful range of Liberty Fabrics. I chose to create a pair of cushions using raw edge applique and circles.
The first cushion is up on the Liberty Craft Blog today, and the 2nd cushion tutorial will be posted later in the week.
I hope you enjoy making these cushions as much as I enjoyed desgining them!
Feb 21, 2014-9:18am
Meredithe: How exciting! The Liberty Craft Blog!! They look lovely Emma. Congratulations.
Economy Block Along Quilt
Feb 7, 2014-2:47pm
I have finished my economyblockalaong quilt! Just in time as I have to give it away on Sunday.
I choose a colour palette to match my Brother and Sister in Law's loungeroom. They have a light neutral sofa and a gorgeous black and white rug. I hope they will like it as much as I do.
While I am staying at my parents place - just for a little while, I am living in their bottom room. It is quite a good sized space so I have managed to fit in my bed, couch and sewing tables.
Everything just fits!
My fabric stash is stored on top of the wardrobe inside plastic tubs.
Lucky I only have a double bed, I don't think a queen bed would have fit!
It's lovely having my couch down in the room too!
I also managed to fit the cats favourite scratching pole.
I am very lucky that my parents are happy to have me back home. It's nice to have no pressure after running the shop for over 10 years!
Feb 3, 2014-2:45pm
Val Tonkin: Emma, your range is absolutely gorgeous. Yum! I love it. Just bought 4 FQs today. I think I need all of it!!!
Feb 4, 2014-8:23am
Linda Beyerle: So much fabulous colour, and so you. You are very blessed to have such loving parents. I have just bought fat quarters of each of your new TerraAustralis range in the warm colours and looking forward to making it up. I am loving watching your progress (although I miss the shop). Keep up the great work and all best wishes for a very successful future.
Feb 3, 2014-1:18pm
Caroline Webster: What a wonderful space you have created. Just the place to come up with more amazing designs and quilts. Although I miss my own creative outlet when visiting Ballarat of popping into the shop, I want to wish you allthe very best in your new ventures.
Jan 6, 2014-1:29pm
Once again this Christmas I made lots of my presents. For the neices, I made a simple summer dress.
For some of the other kids in my life I made some cushions.
For my sister, she also got some new cushions for her couch. I loved making these and think I will make some for myself. I love the look of the textured hanky linen that I used as the background. It really sets off the bright colours.
I also had fun making my first gingerbread house! I even made the gingerbread. I did have a mould which made it much easier!
After Christmas I got back into some sewing with the economyblockalaong. There is a tutorial for this block on Red Pepper Quilt's blog.
I have made mine for my brother and sister in law, a nice big quilt to snuggle up on the couch with. Many people have been using novelty prints as the centre block but I just didn't have enough in my stash so I decided on a palette that would suit their lounge room. I made 8" finished blocks with a total of 100. The finished quilt size will be 80" square.
I finished the quilt top last night and put it on my bed to take a photo. It looked gorgeous with my cushions and bed frame and now I don't want to give it away! There is also a flickr group that has been set up, you can see that here. Also see the hashtag #economyblockalong on Instagramfor ideas and inspiration.
I have also started a new quilt using the brighter colours from Terra Australis.
The block looks like this.
I am planning on making the blocks in all different colours so it will have a scrappy look to it. I am about halfway through piecing the flying geese in this block so there is still a bit to do!
I hope you had a safe and happy festive season. I had a lovely time with my family and once again it was over way too fast!