Terra Australis July ’16 WIP Update

I’m finally getting around to writing an updated WIP post for the Terra Australis sampler quilt I am making for my full-size bed. I have made eighteen 12 1/2″ unfinished blocks so far since the first of the year and plan to make seven more for a five-by-five layout. The blocks below are not in any particular order. All of the fabric used for this project except the Kona Shadow background is from Emma Jean Jansen’s Terra Australis and Terra Australis 2 collections. I’ve cited the tutorials I’ve used in posts tagged Terra Australis and/or in Instagram posts. I’ve done a little more making-it-up as I go along with last few blocks I’ve seen, often using Jeni Baker’s eight-at-a-time HST method. I absolutely love her book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle, and several of the blocks in my quilt are from Jeni’s book.


I plan to use 2 1/2″ Grey Couture Grunge Sashing strips, which will make the quilt 72″ x 72″. I want this quilt to be a little longer than wider but don’t want to make another row of blocks so I am planning to add a 4″  square-in-a-square border for the top and bottom of the quilt.

I hope to get a couple more blocks done this weekend. The next two I plan to sew are Mosaic #5 and Rising Star from Anne Marie Cheney’s Sister Sampler Quilts book.

Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Whoop Whoop Friday.



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5 Responses to Terra Australis July ’16 WIP Update

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  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing all the blocks. This is looking wonderful! Doesn’t it feel great to see the quilt start to come together as a whole.


  3. The blocks are looking great, Mary! I love how using coordinated fabrics can make different pieced blocks really sing together. I like your idea of adding a square in a square border to the top and bottom, too.


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