Monday, December 31, 2012

More Inspiration from "Down Under"

Wagga  60 x 72"

I've admired the Australian Waggas for a long time.  
So, with Making Quilts...the Promise of Joy in hand, it was time to make my own!  
Kathy Doughty shows her beautiful Wagga in the book, made with wool suitings and heavy cottons.  

Keeping with the "thrifty" nature of these quilts, I used only five fabrics.  

The red and camel plaids are wool blend scraps.

The center panel is an old pillow cover made of heavy upholstery cotton.  

The blue plaid is cotton flannel.  The floral patches are cut from an old linen tablecloth.  

It's kind of an ugly duckling, but I like it.  
Just right for sending with my man when he goes out to the bush.  

This will get wool batting, a flannel back and lots of perle cotton.  

Wishing you all good health, great inspiration and lots of time to create in 2013!


Tonya Ricucci said...

it's uh, interesting. Fun mix of fabrics that no one else would have - always so much fun to see what you have in that stash.

audrey said...

How fun! I adore challenges that make me approach a quilt from a new direction. Always love to 'peek in' on your process.:)

Elaine M said...

Has a warm, comforting feel to it. Very inviting, just need hot chocolate and a book.

apiecefullife said...

Happy New year.
Lovely quilt. I love waggas. Generally they weren't quilted but "tied". So quick.
They were carried around by "bushies" in their "swags".

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have a box of vintage "orphan" blocks ready to send to you ... I just KNOW you'll do something amazing with them!

Rachaeldaisy said...

LeeAnn, it's fabulous!!! You will laugh when you see what I made just before Christmas... I'll do a post so you can see. Happy New Year!!

Supergoof said...

Heel veel GELUK in 2013 from The Netherlands!!

antique quilter said...

this just made me smile! your fabric stash never ceases to amaze me!
so looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2013 Happy new Year!

Quilteuse Forever said...

What a successful, "disobeying" quilt!
May 2013 be full of other joyful quilts !
Amitiés de France,

Marit said...

You make the best fabric choices! This is so warm, vibrant and fun. Wish you lots of fun with the quilting...

Teodo said...

Happy 2013 LeeAnn.
ciao Linda

patty a. said...

Is a wagga a certian type of quilt or blanket? I have never heard that term before. I really like you wagga! I have some odds and ends of wools, flannel, and vintage drapery fabrics that could make a cool wagga. Is it layered like a quilt with batting and backing?

Grazia said...

Have a happy New Year!!!
Kisses from Italy
Grazia ;)

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