No quilter can resist a stack of beautifully co-ordinated fabrics all neatly folded into a bundle and tied with a bow. As more fabric stores specialise in combining and marketing their own custom bundles of fat quarters, it leaves many quilters with just a 'taste' of many fabrics in the form of these 18 x 22" cuts (called fat quarters) but not really enough to make an entire quilt out of. Emma, a former fabric shop owner in Australia herself, inspires quilters to create one of her 12 quilts specifically designed to showcase these fabulous cuts whether they are from a single fabric collection or a complementary combination of many fabric lines. Emma's patterns cross over beautifully between the modern and the new traditional quilt maker alike.
Emma Jean Jansen has been in the patchwork and quilting industry for over 10 years. She studied Textile Design at RMIT and is currently designing fabric for the Australian company Ella Blue, available from Charles Parsons. She blogs at emmajeanjansen.co.au and lives in Australia.