The latest edition of the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine (Vol 27 No 8) is now available and on page 20 is my quilt Mira:
Mira is a giant red variable star found in the constellation of Cetus. Its unique in the way it pulsates to increase or decrease its own brightness. For this design I positioned my bright red star amid a sea of shooting comets and tiny twinkling stars as can be seen in all of the stunning constellations.
I used Cheery McGee fabrics for this quilt and they were absolutely beautiful to work with. I love the tone of that gorgeous red and the aqua's are to die for. The cute bird print is so pretty and I tried to showcase them in the square elements of the blocks.
I would like to link these fabrics for you but a Google search found nothing which wasn't very helpful at all :( and I can not remember who distributes them.
They make a stunning quilt though and even the trimmings looked super pretty :)
Once you sew the required blocks, Mira goes together quite quickly and easily. It finishes at around 54" square, making it a lovely lap quilt or a quilt to throw over the couch ready for those chilly nights. Mine is draped over our couch and its so lovely and snuggly but somehow the cat seems to have claimed it and trust me she is extremely territorial and the only one using it. :)
This latest issue of APQ is packed with lovely projects and the whole team do a great job showcasing our projects. If you want to grab a copy of this months issue see your local newsagents or you can order online HERE.
I'll share more about Mira next year when I add it to my PDF pattern range but for now its only available via the magazine :)
Happy sewing :)


  1. What a pretty quilt!

  2. Beautiful, Rose! I love it! Congratulations.

  3. Stunning!! I am into red and aqua too, so this fabric is on my radar now!

  4. Congratulations Rose, that is one stunning quilt. Take care, Guida.


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