Australian Sunset is a stunning Quilt I have had the pleasure of making for a repeat client.
I have loved Emma Jansen‘s fabric range “Terra Australis” since she first released it. And I am privileged to say I have a Fat Quarter Bundle of both Terra Australis 1 and 2 in my stash of fabric. So when my client requested a Quilt for an Aussie Friend currently living in Japan – I knew exactly which fabric range I wanted to use !!
The colours and designs these two fabric ranges have, are just beautifully Aussie – bright, fun and striking !
So from a combination of both fabric ranges came the Quilt “Australian Sunset”.
And the back is just as striking!
One of my all time favourite ways to bind a Quilt is with STRIPES !! And look Emma has included stripes in her fabric range – Yay !!
As many of my Quilts have been made for my clients or their gift recipients to treasure – they become very personal ………. so I have developed this gorgeous way to label Sewn by Leanne Quilts. I have discovered printable fabric and iron on transfers !! Both can be washed many times and still look fantastic ! The advantage of iron on transfers is you can use any fabric. Placing the label in the corner allows me to bind the label with the same binding as the Quilt which gives a striking personalised and treasured effect !!
There are many techniques that Professional Quilters use to label their Quilts, but I have found that this way has certainly worked for me! Watch out – this topic is on my Tutorial list for 2015.
Front: Emma Jansen’s Terra Australis One: Harbour Bridge Sunburnt Orange, Terra Australis Two: Boomerang Sunburnt Orange, Gecko Charcoal, Gum Leaves Stone, DS Circles Desert Sands, Wattle Charcoal, Gum Flowers Sunshine. Sashing: Robert Kaufman’s Kona Cotton Solid Grey
Back: Emma Jansen’s Terra Australis One: Grevillea Eucalyptus Terra Australis Two: GD Maps Golden
Batting: 100% Cosy cotton
Binding: Emma Jansen’s Terra Australis Two: Charcoal Stripe
Quilting: Designed and Sewn by Leanne Benson.
Pattern of Quilt top: Inspired by the Colour block Pattern by Bijou Lovely
Terra Australis One and Two are produced by Ella Blue Fabrics, and stocked in various Quilting stores around around Australia and the World !!
Have a fantastic week
PS. Note that is post is in no way a paid advertisement for any particular designer – I am just a lover of stunning fabric and design !