Treehouse Textiles

Matilda – Block of the Month Pattern

'Matilda' was our Treehouse Textiles Block of the Month quilt for 2017/2018.

It has recently been released as a pattern in a beautiful graphic designed spiral bound book. Whilst I used the year to commemorate the year of making in the centre, many of my BOM participants changed the centre to reflect their lives, you can see all of these versions on the #matildabom hashtag on Instagram.

It was a fantastic project that I loved designing and sewing. I called it Matilda from the very beginning, as I think I was gently inspired and nudged by those beautiful Australian Vintage Quilts exhibited at the NGV in 2016.

The palette of fabrics and colours I have used reflect the feel and sense of this amazing place we call home … Australia!!

This quilt is mainly hand-pieced but also has applique & paper-piecing.

Matilda measures 1.85m x 1.85m.

MATERIAL REQUIRED

Stripe (borders 1 & 3) 0.5 metres

Clamshell border (2) 0.75 metres

Blue Half Moon (border 4) 1.25 metres

Low volume and contemporary 4–5 metres bright fabric

Backing 4 metres

Binding 0.6 metres

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