A laptop case and other patterns

Laptop case for Quilt Now, designed by Amanda Jane Textiles

Photo credit: Quilt Now

This post was due to be published on 4 February and somehow got left behind! Here is is now…

This is a laptop case I designed for Quilt Now and it’s in issue 59. You can find it in newsagents or you can get details of how to subscribe from the website listed at the end of this post.  I am particularly fond of the small panel of pink, grey and gold Japanese printed fabric, which for me is the star of the show.

I have just added a new pattern to my Etsy shop, my ‘Animals’ quilt. (You can see it here). This quilt is a special one for me, as I purchased all the fabric in Australia during a visit to my cousin David, who lives in Sydney.  For the centre of each block, I chose a bold fabric which features Australian animals. So my quilt includes a dingo (see below), a wallaby, a koala and a duck-billed platypus! I remember being fascinated by these creatures when I was young – I completed a school project about Australian flora and fauna when I was about 10. However, this quilt pattern works with any suitable print for the block-centres. You just need to choose a fabric with an animal print that you can ‘fussy-cut’ to the correct size for the centre of the block. Or indeed, you could use any fabric with a print you wanted to feature. It would make a great children’s quilt if bright primary colours were chosen,

block 2

There is also a series of short videos on You Tube on how to cut and join fabric which features this exact quilt. You can find them here.

I am hoping some of you will make a quilt with me in 2019. I’m publishing the pattern for a twelve-inch block here on the blog each month. February’s block appeared on Monday February 11th here and in case you missed it, here is the link to the January block. I am working in blue fabrics, but you might choose something quite different. I hope you will send me a photo of your colour choice. If you click the ‘follow this blog’ button, each Monday a blog post from me will arrive in your in-box, including the block patterns each month.

If you have any comments or queries, do get in touch.

For details of how to subscribe to Quilt Now, go to https://www.quiltnow.co.uk/

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