Quilters Companion

Quilters Companion Issue #106 - 2020

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10 min.

Finished quilt size: 189cm (74½in) square fimch2@gmail.com cherylfilby Raw-edge Appliqué Materials • 1.7m (1⅞yd) green/plum rose print (Border 7 and binding)• 1.5m (1⅝yd) dark cream print (Borders 3, 4 and 5)• 1.3m (1⅜yd) cream print (appliqué background and Border 1)• 1.1m (1¼yd) plum vine print (Border 4)• 90cm (1yd) salmon stripe print (Borders 2 and 6)• 70cm (¾yd) mauve tone-on-tone print (Border 4 and appliqué)• 60cm (⅔yd) green/tan flower print (appliqué)• 30cm (⅜yd) plum flower print (appliqué)• 30cm (⅜yd) yellow/salmon flower print (appliqué)• 20cm (¼yd) green spot print fabric (diamond corner detail and appliqué)• Fat eighth pink small flower print (appliqué)• 26cm (10in) square of dark rust print (appliqué)• 26cm (10in) square of rust check print (appliqué)• 4.2m (4⅝yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 210cm (82in) square• Fusible web• Stranded embroidery floss to match the…

5 min.
veronique diligent

A fertile imagination coupled with an ability to “draw anything” are the basis of her creative endeavours, says Veronique Diligent, a Melbourne-based quiltmaker. Her eye-catching quilts arise from an ability to perceive fresh ways of seeing her surroundings, whether the familiar or the unusual. Veronique often adapts traditional designs, employing various techniques such as appliqué, embroidery, English paper piecing and Broderie Perse to structure, embellish, texture and otherwise create her quilts. She is an admired instructor, regularly teaching at her local quilt shop, Sewn and Quilted, and in overseas locations during 2019 such as the Quiltmania salon in Nantes, France, and the Red Thread Studio in Florida, USA. Swiss-born, Veronique first visited Australia in her early travels and was captivated by a sense that she belonged here. Subsequently returning to Australia…

6 min.
vermont squares

Finished quilt size: 178cm x 170cm (70in x 67in) Finished block size: 3in michellemarvig Michelle Marvig www.pieceville.com.au Vintage Pattern Materials • 2m (2¼yd) rust print fabric (alternate squares and Borders 2 and 3)• 1.3m (1½yd) blue stripe print fabric (Borders 1 and 2)• 60cm (¾yd) cream print fabric (alternate squares)• Assorted scraps to total about 1.8m (2yd) (Odds and Ends blocks)• 50cm (⅝yd) solid cream fabric (binding)• 3.8m (4¼yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 195cm x 190cm (78in x 75in)• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Cutting From the rust print fabric, cut: • nine strips, 3½in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 97 squares, 3½in (alternate blocks and Border 2)• eight strips, 5½in x width of fabric (Border 3) From the blue stripe print fabric, cut: • seven strips, 3½in…

6 min.
in the market

Zips By Annie The By Annie range is in-stock, with pre-packed mesh and 75cm (30in) zips to match. By the yard zips, additional zipper pulls and fold-over elastic available by the metre. Dragonfly Fabric Phone: (08) 8948 0691 Email: dragonfabric@bigpond.com.au Website: www.dragonfabric.com.au Iron Envy The Oliso Iron is designed for quilters and serious sewers alike, making ironing faster, more efficient and fun. It’s iTouch technology, lowers the iron onto your fabric when touched, and lifts it off automatically when the handle is released. $199 including postage. Somethings Country Phone: (07) 4162 2040 Email: somethingscountry@bigpond.com Website: www.somethingscountry.com.au Australian Wool Wadding MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool wadding is made to high and exacting standards in Adelaide, South Australia. Buying Nu-Wool supports Australian jobs and Australian farmers. This wool batting is simply the best there is and provides great drape as well as providing natural temperature regulation. Available from…

5 min.

Finished size: 161cm (63½in) square Finished block size: 9in square www.patchworkbliss.com.au patchworkbliss3@gmail.com Curved Hand Piecing Materials • Large scraps of medium-dark value print fabrics to total about 3m (3⅜yd)• Large scraps of light value print fabrics to total about 3m (3⅜yd)• 50cm (⅝yd) teal print fabric (binding)• 3.7m (4yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 180cm (71in) square• Template plastic and fine-point permanent marking pen or 2B pencil• Milliners size 9 needle and fine thread in a neutral colour (hand piecing)• Sashiko needle and Perle 8 threads in a range of colours (hand quilting)• Sandpaper board (optional)• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• Sewing machine• General sewing supplies Preparation and cutting 1 Trace Templates A–D from the Pattern Sheet on to template plastic with a fine-point permanent-marking pen or 2B pencil. Label them and cut them out on the inside…

4 min.
road to california quilt show 2020

The 25th annual Road to California Quilt Show was held in January 2020, with hundreds of quilts on display and more than 225 vendors. This show was one of the last to be held in America before the world pandemic was announced. More than 42,000 people were fortunate to attend the January event, held in Ontario, California. For the rest of us you can see a few of the winners here, and you can also head over to the website to see all the winning quilts. Congratulations to the winners, especially ‘adopted Australian’ Catherine Butterworth, whose quilt Starcrazy won first place in the Pieced Large Category. www.online.roadtocalifornia.com Best of Show Quilt $10,000 The award for this prize was $US10,000, sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems Christmas in St. Andrews by Marilyn Badger Artist’s statement:…