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Showing posts from September, 2016

Modern Flower Quilt

I designed this quilt with a low-contrast background and geometric flowers as a gift for my mother, a master gardener.

The shape of the flowers is reminiscent of the birds of paradise that grow in my mom's garden.

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm entering my quilt "Reflective Windows" in the Blogger's Quilt Festival on in the "Original Designs" category.

I was inspired by the blue shimmer of city windows. Once I had designed the basic block, it was actually fairly easy to put together using strip piecing. The final quilt measures 48 inches square.

Depending on how fast I can finish up the binding, I might have another entry for this festival, too. Who knows?

QDAD Challenge Quilt, "Reflective Windows"

Finished! I plan to submit this quilt to the QDAD Special Exhibition at QuiltCon 2017. It will be my first QuiltCon submission, and also first time I've made a quilt expressly to submit to a show. Exciting!
I joined the Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) group on Facebook several months ago, and it has been a great boost to my creativity. I don't actually make a design every day, and I don't always use their "sparks." Sometimes the thing that inspires me is a beautiful rug, or an arrangement of patio tiles, or a stained glass window. But finding the time to sit down and design three or four times a week has really helped to strengthen my "creative muscle."
So when the group's excellent moderators, Anne Sullivan of Play Crafts and Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts announced the QDAD Special Exhibition challenge, I couldn't resist joining!! QDAD Group members were challenged to design and create a quilt, using a photo as a "spark." After a few …