Sunday, December 30, 2018

Australian Quarter Sections


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday.  I just got back from visiting friends and family in Winnipeg and can now catch up on my blog posts.   I finished this sweet baby quilt before I left but didn’t get photos of it in the snow until today.  We came home to about 20cm of new snowfall so I was happy to see that!   A few years ago my friend Desley sent 5 fat quarters that have an Australian themed children's print and I thought it was time to cut them up!   I used our Highway 10 Designs pattern called Quarter Sections as it only takes 5 fat quarters for the baby size.  I was very lucky and found a blue for the outer border that matched the prints very well.   I quilted the center with free hand 3’s and E’s design using yellow So Fine thread.  I quilted the border using the 15” QP Curve Template and blue So Fine thread.  I have a tutorial showing how to quilt this design which you can find here.


I only had white fabric for the backing so dyed it a cheery yellow using MX Procion yellow dye.  I used yellow Bottom Line thread on the back and Quilters Dream Blend batting.



When I went out to take pictures the neighbours  horses were playing in the fresh snowfall.


So I ran and got my zoom lens to take a few pictures.


A few weeks ago two of the horses finally came over and let me pet them. Usually they all run away or keep a far distance so that was nice!



  1. Love the quilt, but then along came the horses, and they pretty much stole the show . They must love that snow as well.

  2. Adorable quilt, I really like that border treatment. Those horses, how FUN! You got some wonderful shots of them, the kissing one would be a fantastic card! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I wonder how Australia did divide the land. Ours was divided into sections and acres. If I remember my history, in Quebec it was divided by chains along waterways so the lots were deep and narrow but each landowner had access to water. I started thinking of this because of the name of the quilt and pattern. I also have that pattern and have used it for a child's quilt. Love the horses!

  4. Wow to quilt and horses. Still miss your Northern Light pictures as we never see them here in Deep South as in Mississippi.

  5. Oh that nose to nose pic! So beautiful!! The quilt is too!! I was asked to make a donation quilt to an orphanage in Mexico and I think that this quilt would be perfect for that, heh?? Happy New year, Kathy!