There is a real nip in the air today in Sydney. The autumnal tones of the Australis quilt suit this weather to perfection. Welcome to Part 3 of this growing quilt series. Australis is now too big for me to photograph well, so get ready for a few giggles when you see the finished quilt top towards the end of this blogpost. Photographic perfection is not my forté. I tend to favour the "before the makeover" look. At least I am authentic.
Let's start by revisiting the Australis quilt in my previous posts. You can read about the creation of the quilt in the New Beginnings blogpost by clicking here and the Australis - New Beginnings Part 2 blogpost by clicking here .
In my last blogpost the log cabin variation round had just been added.
I chose to next add another neutral 2 inch border to frame the log cabins. To upsize the scale of the next pattern round I decided to add a wonderful large scale flying geese round. I mixed up all the fabrics and used a Marti Mitchell ruler to cut the flying geese triangles. There really is something easy and delightful about using a purpose built ruler when making a quilt. The corner squares were created by putting 2 flying geese units together pointing away from each other.
To make things easier for myself I cut out a whole stack of central and side triangle units and then mixed and matched them at my sewing machine. To ensure that the sides fitted perfectly I added thin solid colour strips to the short edges of each side panel to frame the corner squares.
Ta Da!!!! The Australis top is finished. Here it is complete with very fine "model hands." Thank you Evan and Cameron. Thank goodness I have a tall husband and son who both have loads of patience and tolerance for my crazy crafting ways.
Australis is now patiently waiting to be professionally long-arm quilted by my friend Jo-Ann Phillips of Quiltwise Quilting.
In the meantime I can play around with the elements of this quilt .
I like the idea of large flying geese strips and log cabin elements framed in a contrasting colour.
I hope you have been able to find some time for yourself to pause, reflect and create.
Happy sewing, love Miriamx
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