I really think the Australian designers are wonderful. Most include a little stitchery or a bit of applique in their quilt designs which to me is a delightful change of pace from some of our "get it done as quick as you can" patterns. Yes, they do have their place, as do all the styles of quilting. That is what makes quilting so interesting. Each quilter can express her/his own unique personality.
Click on the title of this post to see some finished quilts for this pattern.