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Another Under The Australian Sun.

Posted on | February 19, 2015 | 15 Comments

Sunburnt Quilts - Australia's Flowers 2015

This is my third quilt using fabrics from Leesa Chandler’s fabric line – Under The Australian Sun. And I still have more fabrics from this range to play with. Obviously it is a favourite.



This quilt is made from the lattice garden pattern.

Here is the fabric in the backing.


It has taken me a while to quilt this one.  I worked on some areas then set it aside for a time. Then when I decided what to do to the next section I would get it out again.  It would then wait for the next stage a few months later.

Straight lines around the borders and fans in the corners and setting triangles.


Flowers in the edge blocks and lots of pebbles.


Outlining for the waratahs and stippling around the outside.


Gorgeous flowering gum blossom in the binding.


Quilting from the backing.


I was very excited to have this finished as it has been worked on over several years.

But !!!! … I was too confident! When I was getting ready to take photos I noticed that one of the flower blocks in the bottom left corner had not been quilted. Thankfully that is an easy fix. I will do that this evening.

Then I can truly take it off my UFO list.

I do hope you are having a great week and catching up on some UFOs as well.


Cheers, Karen


15 Responses to Another Under The Australian Sun.

  • Petra says:

    Absolutely wonderful quilt using Leesa’s wonderful fabrics.
    Karen Would love to know where the pattern came from ….would love to do it with Dutch tiles
    Happily spent the weekend quilting

  • Wow… what a beauty! Both in your fabric choices and in your quilting. Wow again!

  • Mary says:

    Oh wow! Well worth the wait of taking several months. You’ve done a fabulous job on it: from the fussy cut parts to the beautiful quilting. I’d see a part and think, “Oh I like this,” then see another part and think the same. You obviously love the fabric and the whole Aussie theme. This is definitely a “made with love” quilt!

  • Anita says:

    Gosh, I’ve turned my back for 5 seconds and you’ve made this glorious quilt!!!! lol It looks gorgeous.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Suz says:

    What a beautiful quilt Karen! The fussy cutting of the waratahs is a beautiful feature! And to think you have patiently been quilting this yourself! Congratulations on a great finish!

  • Lesley says:

    Fabulous quilt! Your quilting is exquisite and makes the quilt so stunning! Well done!

  • Fiona says:

    wow Karen it is just stunning… I love how you have graded the colours for the blocks on the front and the quilting is absolutely perfect for it and makes it really stand out…. wonderful job…

  • Karen, you have outdone yourself on this one – it is simply gorgeous! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

  • Christine M says:

    Your quilt is beautiful, Karen.

  • Joan says:

    Gorgeous fabric…no wonder you love to work with it. Don’t you just hate it when you think your done! LOL!! Glad it was an easy fix. What a wonderful quilt.

  • Cheryl says:

    What a stunning quilt Karen and such beautiful quilting

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen wow this quilt is amazing and I love the colours you have used,well done my friend on a gorgeous finish xx

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    This is such a beautiful quilt!! The pattern is so interesting and looks great in the fabrics. Isn’t it wondeful to see fabrics that celebrate Australias beautiful flowers. You quilting is great too. When I first saw the photos I thought you had had it professionally quilted.

  • Oh Karen… this quilt is gorgeous… & the quilting sets it off. Wonderful fabric and the perfect block choice too. Well done! xox

  • marina says:

    absolutely gorgeous Karen!
    I can see why this fabric is such a favourite. Beautiful details in the quilting that completes it perfectly.
    Well done!


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