The Fleurieu Quilt

The Fleurieu Quilt kit or Block of the Month is now in our online shop.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is located to the south of Adelaide in South Australia and is named after French explorer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu.  In 1800 Nicolas Baudin, another French explorer, was sent on an expedition to Australia with zoologists and botanists to map the coastline, and he was the one who gave the name to the peninsula in 1802.  It became official in 1911, and to the people who live here in Adelaide, it is renowned for beautiful countryside, delicious wines, great food, picturesque surf beaches, and pretty townships.

The Fleurieu Quilt is made up of four sections and is finished off with a double Uzbek border.  It encompasses applique, paper piecing, embroidery, machine quilting and hand quilting.  From a traditional dresden plate to a cute kangaroo, this quilt is an eclectic mix of shapes and ideas which will keep you sewing right up until the last border.

Made in French General's Pondicherry fabric, this quilt is a nod to South Australia's connection to the French.  Merci mes amis!