Happy Australia Day to Aussies all around the world. Let's celebrate living in this wonderful country!
As you can see from the stylised map, mainland Australia is a huge island that is 'girt by sea'. I've loved the word 'girt' (it means surrounded) ever since I first heard it in our national anthem. So much so that I named this pieced quilt Girt.
The quilt is made in the colours of Australia - the ochre and red of the outback, the green of the rainforests and the blue of the sea. I featured fabric with the Australian flag in the centre of each block .
The pattern for this quilt is available in my online store here. It would look great made in any colour combination - you don't have to make a patriotic version like I did.