Here we go
A little more information about my quilt and pattern in the Latest
Australian Better Homes and Gardens
August 2015 magazine
I made this quilt way back in November/ December 2014 just before Christmas and at the same time as two other big quilts for publication....... The usual story of everything being due within days of each other, as well as the end of the school year and start of the summer holidays.
I swore the year before that I wouldn't do that to myself again...... flash back to Nov/ Dec 2013 and I had 12 quilts due for my book manuscript.
Apparently I forget stressful life events very easily and quickly!
I'm pretty excited about this quilt - not only did I enjoy creating it BUT it was for a magazine I grew up reading.
A close second in my childhood nostalgia excitement would be Burke's Backyard or A Country Practice and if my quilt was in an episode of either shows - Which wont ever happen as the two shows are no longer.
I apologise to non Australians who have no idea what I am going on about.
Anyway..... I digress
I made the quilt front using Prima Solids from Spotlight.
|The Quilt as seen in Australian Better Homes and Gardens August 2015|
and the back (pictured before quilting) is a cotton/ Linen blend.
To help my pattern writing and keep in mind I was creating three quilts at the same time, and all in solids from different manufacturers.
I made a half square triangle of each colour and pieced it into the backing so that I would remember exactly what colours I had used when I went to double check the pattern writing.
teal stripe binding
natural sand coloured linen backing
for the full fabric requirements and pattern please purchase August 2015 BHG Magazine
The version I have pictured is slightly different to the pattern in the Magazine as we ran out of room for instructions and replaced my blocks with curved piecing in them with solid coloured blocks.
Its an opportunity for you to change things or mix it up a little if you feel like adding in your own ideas.
I promised on Instagram my banana cake recipe - thats going to have to wait till the weekend, sorry but between teaching the last two days and a backlog of pattern work I'm behind schedule!
If you do make this quilt or any of my quilts and you are on social media - please tag me!
Im off to clean and cook
Xx Siobhan Rogers