And the Girt By Sea Sew-Along winners are…

We’ve been so humbled and impressed by the many beautiful quilts produced during the Girt By Sea sew-along! The original Girt By Sea started with a story, and it seems that it struck a chord, with so many of you wanting to stitch your own story into the pattern. You certainly gave the Modern Makers team and Girt By Sea designers a difficult job in choosing a winner, as sometimes the stories behind the quilts were as beautiful as the quilts themselves!

But a winner there has to be. Well, two actually, as we promised one prize for Australia and one for international. And all along, there were two quilts that took our breath away at every single round…

The winner of the AccuQuilt Australia Go! Fabric Cutter Starter Kit is…

Laura Procter


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“The last round of my Girt By Sea quilt was epic but it’s finished! I’ve absolutely loved making this quilt, every border has a story and I’ve embraced the chance to play with the pattern in a few places. This last border is the multicultural friendship braid by @shequiltsalot which circles the quilt and to me symbolizes the friendships that share, support and enrich our lives. Mine is rainbow because Love Is Love.

Thanks to all the designers who contributed to this pattern collaboration by Modern Makers Collective!

And a big thanks to everyone who left lovely comments along the way, it’s my new favourite!


The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is a fast, precise, affordable fabric cutting system that allows quilters to cut fabric as much as 90% faster than scissors or rotary cutting. You can cut an entire quilt in minutes!  Included in the Starter Kit is the Go! Fabric Cutter, the Value Die,  a 6″ x 12″ cutting mat, a die pick, plus a free 20-page pattern booklet which includes 12 block patterns and a sampler quilt pattern, so you can start creating right away.

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You can find AccuQuilt Australia here: Website Instagram Facebook

The winner of the Ava & Neve Liberty Society fat 16ths six month subscription, plus five gorgeous patterns from amazing Australian designers is…

Johanna Weidner


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“Since the inspiration for the designers of the Girt By Sea quilt was home – in their case Australia – I figured the only place to get a photo of my finished quilt was in the little town where I grew up and my parents still live. Ayr, Ontario will always mean home to me. My parents kindly volunteered to lend a hand for the photo shoot in the lovely park in the little downtown, near to the old schoolhouse I attended.

Thanks to everyone on IG for all the encouragement as I worked on this quilt. The colour scheme is crazy, and I love it! There’s also so many bits of fabric I adore all together. I think this is the favourite quilt I’ve made because it really feels like me.”


The Ava & Neve Liberty Society is an exclusive club, designed to help quench your love of Liberty and build up your stash.  Join a journey exploring the classic and seasonal fabrics from the wonderful world of Liberty Art Fabric!  For six months, you will receive 10 fat sixteenth pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn each month.  As if that’s not generous enough, Ava & Neve have also thrown in some of their favourite patterns from awesome Australian designers!


You can find Ava & Neve here: Website Instagram Facebook


Congratulations Laura and Johanna! We can’t wait to see what you make with these brilliant prizes! Huge thanks to our sponsors, Accuquilt Australia and Ava & Neve, for their generous support.

And thanks to everyone else who joined in the sew-along. Check out #girtbyseaquilt on Instagram to see the other amazing quilts and read the stories behind them!




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