Globetrotting: Sydney, Australia
Now that summer is heating up perhaps it's time to take a trip to the land down under! Sydney is a gorgeous city with a wonderful atmosphere, packed full of interesting people and this month Pat has drawn on all of that for inspiration for her fabulous new block. So let's dive into this wonderful project together, and be sure to share your blocks in the Flickr group! But first, feel free to download the pattern and if you missed it, the materials list:(see the download link below).Our Christmas in July Sale is in progress. If you haven't purchased your kit, now is the time to do it. We only have a few left and you can get a 15% discount on your entire purchase by using the coupon code JULYXMAS. We also have backing fabrics available. Click here to buy our Globetrotting Quilt Kit!
(Note: This link will open in a new tab of your browser window, so after you're done with the kit, you can come right back here for more info on the block.
In July we travel to a new country and a city that is on my Travel Dream list. I've not been to Australia yet, but have had a love affair with the country and it's wonderful people for many years. We actually thought about moving there way back in the 80s! Why? I really don't know, but it seemed like it would be a fantastic adventure!
Scroll down to watch my video about the block! Inspiration from the Beautiful City of Sydney, Australia
When I think of Australia I think of Sydney. I know there are a million other cities that will be amazing to see, but.. this is the one I want to see first. The harbor, the bridge, and the Opera House. It think of it like people coming to the United States for the first time, they usually don't want to come to Fairfax VA or Dayton Ohio. They want to go to New York city!
I'm sure once I get there I need to stay awhile, like maybe a year. I need to go see the red rocks and I want to hold a Koala bear. Yes.. the regular touristy things! But I also want to see the quilt shops and the quilters who I've met over the last 20 years. They are the people that bring their country to life for me. This is Jane Davidson and I goofing around! (visit Jane at http://www.quiltjane.com/)
Please pop over to my blog to see what I'm up to.. I share a bit more there about Sydney!
Above are the two blocks, the blue and white is with Clothworks fabric Everything Blue. The Red and Grey is my Bobbins and Bits from from Moda.
Pat's Video for Block Seven
More from Pat on Block Seven
I highly recommend that with dark/light quilts you prewash your fabric. I don't want any tears later when you wash that quilt and it runs blue onto white ..eep! The step of prewashing can be done quickly and then you are ready to rock and roll.
Many of you have joined me at my quilt group on Facebook called Quilt with Pat Sloan
. We are sharing our Globetrotting blocks and MUCH MORE! Everyone has been showing the quilts they are working on, asking for help and advice, and having more fun than you can have at any spot on Facebook.. so join me by clicking the link above.
We have a Flickr page for sharing photos. Click the link below to go to the group page and become a group member for free, then you will be able to upload pictures of your own materials selections and the blocks that you create throughout the BOM. Click Here for the Flickr Group
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You can find all the places I hang out at my home page, it's my name: Download BOM Materials List and Block Seven Pattern!
Pat's suggestions on fabrics are in the first download below. Here is Pat's pattern for Block Seven: Sydney! Click Here
to download the PDF of Pat's materials list for the Mystery BOM. NOTE: If the document doesn't display properly for you, there may be a problem with your browser's PDF viewer. From the viewer window, there is a download button that will let you save the PDF to your computer, where you will be able to view and print it just fine. Click Here
to download the PDF of the pattern for Block Seven: Sydney, Australia