As I swelter in the hot days of an Australian Summer, my ever-continuous need to keep my hands (and head) busy with a sewing project hasn’t let up!
With no ‘official’ quilt on the go at the moment, my interest was taken by a quilt that caught my eye in the latest issue of a quilting magazine I’m subscribed to. Designed and made by Jen Carlton Bailly, you can read her own blog post about this quilt here!
With an ever-growing hankering to tackle a quilt that deals with curved lines as well as with just solids, this pattern came by me just at the right time!
So with a wicked bout of the summer flu, struggling courageously through 35-40C heat and calming an obsessive need to watch all five seasons of The Big Bang Theory back-to-back, I plunged into cutting out 120 concave and convex pieces of fabrics….
To add to this, I’ve been feverishly creating hexies out of the fabric scraps to feature on the back of the finished quilt….ahhh heaven!!
And thus my creative journey for 2013 has begun!
Only slightly excited!!
Happy Sewing! xx
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I love this quilt and cant believe Ive come across an Australian site when googling 5-HPT squared! My friend in the states sent me a few pics from the international quilt fair and I was just checking out Jen Carlton Bailly’s blog. Just wondering what magazine the patten is in, I wonder if I can find a back issue somewhere. Ive had a quick look at your blog, lots of inspiration here 🙂
Hi Susan, thanks for your lovely comments.
As soon as I saw the pattern for this quilt, I knew I just had to make it! It’s not quite finished yet – it’s turned into an PHD or UFO! Jen Carlton Bailly’s quilt is just divine!
The pattern for the quilt is from the Australian Quilter’s Companion in a magazine they’ve publish called Quilter’s Companion Modern Quilts No. 1. It was either published late 2012 or early 2013.
Hopefully that helps!
I love curves too but I haven’t tried them because I can’t bear to waste any fabric. I MUST push myself to try curves this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Your quilt will be fabulous!! Avis x