Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Letters from Australia – a top!

A little while back I saw a blog hop featuring the ‘Bush Gum Blossoms’ line from Amanda Brandl Designs

Amanda specialises in Australiana fabrics and her designs feature Australian birds, animals and plants. 

This line reminded me of the May Gibbs Snugglepot and Cuddlepie series of kid’s stories from my childhood and I’m a sucker for my own personal nostalgia so promptly bought a fat quarter bundle.

When I was rummaging through my stash to see what else might work with it I came across a yard of chocolate brown solid and a charcoal text print and went to work to make the You’ve Got Mail quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company. 

The tutorial shows how to make it using a layer cake and there is a charm pack version as well, Love Notes.

The quilt top finishes at 40 by 48 inches and is made up of 4 inch finished half square triangle units. 

Finally, in an already photo heavy post - the real thing.

Happy sewing


  1. Very sweet quilt top! I like the touch of adding the text print to imply the letters inside.

  2. Such a beautiful quilt! I also like the text print, and the background being the same throughout. I made a love note quilt as my niece's wedding gift. I didn't use the same background through, so the notes didn't stand out like yours do!

  3. That turned out great! Love the addition of the grey text. I am in love with that pink flower...that is so amazing!

  4. Super cute! I love the prints set on the darker background, it really makes the colors pop.

  5. What a great quilt to use a group of favorite fabrics--charm pack, layer cake or otherwise! Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss. Love that flower at the end. What is it?