Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Aussie quilt

I'm still thinking on what project to work on next ;-), but in the meantime I have started a quilt for Hugo's 6th birthday (February 2nd) with the Australian fabrics I got for my birthday - and a few I bought myself. I think it will be a nice memory of our time in Australia for him.

On my Dutch quilters mailing list this is known as an Aussie quilt, because a patchwork shop in Belgium sells a kit for a quilt like this with aboriginal fabrics (see here, scroll down a bit for the Aussie). Of course it works well with all sorts of fabric, especially large prints that you do not want to cut up. In Dutch this pattern is also known as 'floating blocks' (there will be strips of the light fabric between the blocks when the top is finished, so they appear to be floating). I haven't managed to discover an English name for this pattern yet - please tell me if you know it!

Tomorrow I am flying to Auckland. I look forward very much to this trip and hope to bring back some Kiwi fabric!


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a good time at your conference. As for quilt stores, you might like to try Cushla's Village Fabrics in Devonport (a pleasant ferry ride across the harbour) and Patchwork Passion in Onehunga (near One Tree Hill and accessible from downtown by public transport).

inge said...

nice aussie! enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

Love this... it's looking good!! Lx

Corryna said...

Dit is een leuk patroon. Ik heb deze eens gekocht in een quiltpatronenboek. Nooit gemaakt overigens... Ik ben benieuwd hoe die van jou gaat worden en hoe groot!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Ooh yeah!

I love the settings in black and white. They are a really good contrast with the bordered blocks.

I like it. I really like it.

Loz in Oz