Nearly there

It seems like the process has taken forever, but I am finally putting the finishing touches on two new patterns, which I hope to release in April.

One pattern is for a foundation-paper-pieced map of Australia. It is a fun little project and a great way to use up tiny scraps. I have been trying to write up the instructions for this block since late 2016, when I made my first version for a mini swap.

'Australia' patchwork block pattern by Granny Maud's Girl

I will be releasing a pattern that includes the block in two sizes: 6 inches and 12 inches.

Following another idea, also dating from late 2016, I converted my aeroplane blocks – made for Little Island Quilting’s Soy Amado project in partnership with Wendy’s Quilts and More – into a baby quilt.

'Squadron Leader' baby quilt pattern by Granny Maud's Girl

This photo was taken just outside the Aviation Heritage Museum.

'Squadron Leader' baby quilt pattern by Granny Maud's Girl

I made this quilt in blue and aqua to coordinate with the backing fabric, Dear Stella’s On My Way Cloud Nine.

Both ideas have been bubbling about in my head for ages, but finding the time to get them through all the stages of sewing, writing, drawing diagrams, checking and testing has been problematic.

So, watch this space. I am nearly there!


22 thoughts on “Nearly there

  1. What delightful projects! I love your Australians maps, pieced in those vibrant colors. What a clever idea. Your plane quilt is also a delight, and especially fun to see viewed next to a real plane. You are on a roll!

    • I confess that I heard that the plane in the photos is a two-thirds scale model made of fibreglass. The museum it stands in front of, however, is chock-a-block full of real planes, maps and other aviation history treasures.

  2. My grandson recently asked me for a plane quilt. Airplanes are his passion! So I can’t wait for your pattern!! What a terrific quilt!

  3. These patterns are wonderful Carla! Australia needed its own patchwork pattern and I’m glad it was you you made it!

    • How can I get the pattern for the airplane quilt? My father was a WW11 US Air Force nose gunner, he passed away last year. My grandson adored him, he loved hearing stories about my father’s experiences in the Air Force. Your quilt would be perfect for him. I would like to make a variation of your quilt (more masculine fabric) for my grandson.
      Thank you, look forward to your reply
      Diane Flynn

  4. I would love the pattern for the airplane baby blanket. We are expecting our first grandson in August and the nursery will be an aviation theme.

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