This quilt is made up of different countries that fit into the Australia shape. Each country is a different colour and is fused onto the background fabric and machine appliqued in place.
This quilt is made up of different colours for the States and each section is foundation pieced using strips of scrap fabrics. The background is foundation pieced using creams and whites.
I could not pass the chance to make an 'Australia' quilt using some of my selvedge stash. This one is made with the word selvedges and the background blues, whilst not selvedges, allowed me to use up some of my blue fabric scraps.
I was also given a bundle of indigenous fabric scraps and selvedges and these went into this quilt. The background blue fabric is a gorgeous indigenous print, which I have quilted. This is my favourite so far, although each quilt is unique in its making.
Here is a close up section of the background fabric showing how the quilting was done.
I am now working on a much bigger Eye Spy Australia quilt, with not so much 'fussy' fussy cutting which allows me to use some bigger pieces of fabric. The background blues were foundation pieced using the remaining blues scrap fabrics I have accumulated over the years.
I am hoping to have all these quilts completed and ready for display in the lead up to Australia Day 2019.