Whoa! Whatta Scorcha!

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!

IMG_1585IMG_1586With 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….

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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!!

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And thus my creative journey for 2013 has begun!

Only slightly excited!!

Happy Sewing! xx


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4 thoughts on “Whoa! Whatta Scorcha!”

  1. 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 🙂


    1. 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!


  2. 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


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