Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WIP :: Australia Quilt

Australia quilt
Remember the Texas quilts I made for my niece and nephew?

As soon as I finished them, I knew I wanted to make another one. For no particular reason, I decided to do Australia. It has an interesting, and recognizable, shape so it's a good one to simplify in this way.

Australia quilt
I wanted to only use fabrics from my stash, that was the original plan. But then I decided that this project would be perfect for the beautiful Blueberry Park fabrics I've been hoarding saving for a special project. And I didn't quite have enough of the background colour, so I had to order a bit extra. Still, it's mostly from my stash, so mission accomplished, I think. :-)

The centre of the design is Uluru (Ayer's Rock). Because these quilts have a centre that the design radiates from, it didn't make sense to use Sydney as the centre. It's on the coast, so the whole design would be lop sided.

And I quite like the idea that the centre is a place that was important way before Europeans arrived in Australia.

I'm pondering how to quilt this. Maybe I'll just do straight lines, longitudes and latitudes...

Australia quilt
Allow me to get a bit quilt-geeky for a moment. Just look how neatly those points meet in the centre. That's far from always the case for me! ;-)

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