While at the AQM I caught up with Majella from Kookaburra Cottage. I've always been a fan of Majella's quilts ever since she was in the Chook Shed. Remember them? Their designs were the first patchwork patterns I ever bought.
This design is a ten part block of the month and finished size is 78" x 78". What I love about all of Majella's designs are that they are very scrappy which means you can use whatever you have on hand and only have to buy border fabrics. This pattern is called Songbird and I think it's pretty amazing. You could work the applique in your preferred way - needleturn, machine, blanket stitch - and it would look nice.
The complete set of ten patterns is available on my website.
Majella has made some special children's quilts over time - Mum and I made Noah and Friends for my niece's baby - and she's come up with another beautiful quilt. This time for little girls.
This one called Dolly and Me really stole my heart. It is so cute. The thing I like about it is that it is almost like a 'busy book'. I remember making a busy book for my boys with things for them to do like buttons, zips, ribbons to tie, etc.
In this quilt, for example, in the centre block with the little girl holding a dolly in her pocket, the dolly is made separately and can be removed from the pocket. The same with the teddy bear on the top left block - the little bear is made separately and can be removed from the bear's arms.And the little girls' dresses in the middle block at the top can be lifted up to reveal some shorts.
Each of the blocks could be made into cushions or even into smaller wallhangings. Like the Songbird quilt, it's also very scrappy.
The design is a nine part block of the month and the finished size of the quilt is 61" x 65". The complete set of nine patterns is available on my website.
Until next time