May 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
We had a great meeting last month full of amazing quilts for show and tell.
Amber showed her take on the Madrona Road Challenge:
Sarah made this variation of a sparkle punch quilt, showcasing Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill line and lots of negative space. This quilt was on display at HMQS last week. Kayli did a great job quilting it.
Here’s Amy‘s scrappy strings quilt and the amazing vintage sheet she used for the back.
Marci’s mom saw Sukie’s quilt from The Practical Guide to Patchwork and really wanted one. So Marci whipped this one up for a Mother’s Day gift!
After learning of the tragedy in Boston last month, Andy was inspired to make this quilt about community. Absolutely gorgeous! The improv feel and negative space are really striking.
Leigh showed us her finished pink and orange hourglass quilt…
and this striped quilt with 1″ finished strips.
She also brought in this quilt she made for Joel Dewberry’s booth at Fall Quilt Market and showed us how she used the fabric motif on the backing for her quilting design.
Richard showed us two of his quilts, one of which is a fun take a puzzle piece block using Riley Blake’s Pieces of Hope fabric line, supporting autism awareness.
For the demo portion of our meeting, Emily of Crazy Old Ladies talked us through her design process for fabric and pattern design.
Then it was Kati‘s turn to give us some tips on how she designs her quilts.
Tanya put together a great Powerpoint presentation for us that talked about how to overcome problems in the design process and her solutions for those problems…like using all those extra pieces of fabric that would normally be thrown away. This quilt is a great example of utilizing your fabric.
We had a great meeting in April. Thanks to everyone who came and showed us your work as well as to those who taught us about their design processes.