Combine applique and patchwork to make a bold and graphic quilt for a teenage boy or the man in your life. Rachael Hyde's quilt pattern provides everything you need for success.
Full materials list included in instructions
Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with close-up photographs and diagrams will guide you through each stage of making this quilt, from cutting the fabrics, making the blocks, preparing the applique shapes and stitching them through to quilting and binding
Applique shapes are provided on the pattern sheet full-size, ready to trace
Instructions are for raw-edge applique stitched by machine, but they can be readily adapted to suit the applique method of your choice
This quilt is precut friendly: Rachael used a layer cake for her patchwork
The piecing is streamlined - with large patches and half-square triangle units joined to make Flying Geese blocks
A great quilt for a teenage boy or man
Suitable for quiltmakers with intermediate skills, although a determined beginner who has mastered a 1/4in seam will enjoy success
What did you feel when you first started sewing? Joy and happiness. My early sewing memories are all happy. My precious Nan taught me hand sewing when I was small, and I loved these times. She left us in September 2016, aged 93, and I often think of her while I’m sewing.
Have you been stitching since you were very young? Yes, earliest memories are sewing when I was only four. I had a battery-operated Holly Hobbie sewing machine. I wish I still had it.
Has your response to your craft changed since then? No, absolutely not. I love what I do; I only wish for more time to make all of the things my mind imagines.
What is it that keeps you creating? I have so many ideas and not enough time to make them all happen. I feel immense satisfaction when I sew and an idea comes to life.
Do you teach your skills? Yes, I have a regular group of 12 ladies who meet once a month, usually at my home, sometimes at our workplace. I am their support worker during the working week, but over 12 months ago, we decided to make our group meet and sew on a regular basis in our own time. We also go on many shopping trips for supplies. We choose our projects together as a group and help each other out, so that the whole group can learn new skills and improve our crafting.
Do you do much online crafting work – blogging, Instagram, Pinterest etc? Not much. I always run out of time. I work full time as a disability support worker, and have a large family. I’m also involved in various community groups in our small country town and am very committed to my personal fitness – running, in particular. However, I do love browsing Instagram and Pinterest when I can. There is so much talent around and inspiration everywhere.
How different is your stitching world now from, say, five years ago? Pretty much the same. I like to sew every day, if I can, even if just for a short time. It allows me to relax and switch off.
Do you make a lot of projects for your children? Yes, I do. I have four children - two daughters and two sons, aged 26, 22, 18 and 17. I made many quilts, bags, soft toys etc when they were little and still make them the odd quilt or two. I have recently become a grandmother for the first time to a beautiful baby girl. So watch this space - so many ideas are swirling around in my head!
What other creative outlets do you make time for? I enjoy all crafts, and I’ll have a crack at anything. I also love searching for anything vintage - visiting local op shops, to see what I can find and repurpose.
What do you wish for your creative future? I wish to remain fit, healthy and happy, so I can continue to enjoy life and CREATE!!!