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AUSSIE BABIES UPDATE 2

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on our blog and social media. It made me really excited, and I stayed up last night colouring in and finishing some of my drawings. They are really raw and just a rough idea of what the new collection will look like. But I couldn't wait to show you!

Meet my Aussie Babies collection so far:


In my most recent post, I showed you my Baby Platypus and Baby Wombat.


Last night, I added some new additions: Baby Puggle:

Baby Dingo:

Baby Emu:

Red Kangaroo Joey:


I have also done a muted colour way that I think matches some of the native flowers, rocks, trees and sand where I live.

I am still working on tweaking the shapes to make them nice and round. I am also still tossing up whether to add native flowers around the edge of each design. Like with my baby croc

This means each design could make a nice pattern repeat for a quilt-as-you-go quilt. Let me know if I should, or if I should save the native flowers for a stand-alone series.



So far I have seven designs, I definitely have to do a koala, but drawing koalas isn't my strong suit.

However, I have a few sketches I am working on, you may remember this one. I will have a Koala update next week.

What do you think the last animal should be? Some ideas I was thinking of were: 1. Baby possum 2. Baby quokka 3. Baby Tassy Devil I definitely want to do a series of Australian Birds and I could save them for a stand-alone series or add 3 more designs to this collection, making the final number 12 designs, with nine animals and three birds.

The creative process for these designs has been really fun. I have had my heart set on redoing my Australian animal series as babies for a while, and I am happy to be finally doing it and sharing the process with you. Thanks for your support and feedback; please feel free to leave me any comments, feedback and ideas. And if you like my work, feel free to check out my other applique designs. Love, Alaura







If you would like to learn more about raw edge applique you can check out this free 50-min full-length tutorial on Pattern Poole TV.


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Kim Lace
Kim Lace
Sep 16, 2023

A picture says a thousand words but I give this as many as I can I love these and can't wait for their realise well done yes please for videos on how to make them . The baby animals will give me motivation to make more quilts for family members

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Alaura Poole
Alaura Poole
Sep 18, 2023
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Aw thanks so much Kim, what a lovely comment! I will start planning tutorials for when I am done designing. Thank you!

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I love your baby animal designs and would like to see a series of native flower designs separate from the animals. Love and best wishes to yourself and your mum

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Alaura Poole
Alaura Poole
Sep 18, 2023
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Thank you so much! Great suggestion, I think I will do that!

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Beate Amberg
Beate Amberg
Sep 15, 2023

ich finde deine otive so schönund ich liebe Aplikationen- kann man die Vorlagen irgendwo bekommen? als PDF wäre am besten weil ich in Deutshcland lebe


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Alaura Poole
Alaura Poole
Sep 18, 2023
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Danke schön! Ja, sie werden in ein paar Wochen als PDF-Muster verfügbar sein!

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C Fleyfel
C Fleyfel
Sep 15, 2023

Your baby animal designs are gorgeous. I think the cuddly wombat would be great as number 3. I have a granddaughter arriving end of December and I would love to make her a quilt with them and some native flowers too.

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Alaura Poole
Alaura Poole
Sep 18, 2023
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Thank you so much!

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Jennifer Smirnov
Jennifer Smirnov
Sep 15, 2023

baby dingo nice

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Alaura Poole
Alaura Poole
Sep 18, 2023
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Thank you!

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