I can't wait to see Sujata's new book: Cultural Fusion Quilts. You know Sujata's wonderful quilts from her blog: The Root Connection. She makes maverick quilts in the liberated tradition with awesome colors. Yayy, Sujata!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
This gorgeous art quilt was made by Caryl Bryer Fallert. You can see the pattern on Bryer Patch. It measures 30" x 30." Her inspiration for this quilt came from a Bradford pear leaf that she found in her neighborhood. As she sketched designs, she noticed that it looked like the wings of a butterfly.
I've been an admirer of Caryl's for a long time. Remember the birds?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
This busy quilt was made in 2010 by Pat Garrison. Embroidered and appliqued with flowers, faces, borders and words. Looks like there is some crochet and lace too. I especially like the scalloped outer edge. Some buttons, beads, charms and silk ribbon would be fun to add. Great job, Pam!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I found this photo on Pinterest, attributed to Etsy. Link goes to a dead end. Too bad. Does anyone know who made this?
Friday, October 24, 2014
Lynda Duplissea created this beautiful selvage jacket! Here's what she wrote about it:
Late in 2012, I was asked to prepare a 15-20 minute program for our chapter to share the selvage edge technique I used when making a quilt from your book. At the end of the program, one member shouted out, “What’s your next project going to be?”With a broad grin, I answered, “I think I’ll make a jacket.” “Have it ready by our quilt show!” was shouted out in reply.
It was a good natured exchange; you see, a few months prior to the program, I accepted the position of Biennial Quilt Show Chair for 2014 and at various workshops, I would encourage the gals to make sure their projects were ready by the quilt show. Though playful, the challenge was on.
I’m attaching a few photos taken of my newly completed jacket. (Which by the way was ready for our show.)
I am particularly pleased with my first attempt at making a jacket. The lining is tone on tone with the words ‘Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse” which I felt fit perfectly with the use of selvages. One of the selvages even had my name LYNDA so I placed it on the inside collar but I don’t think I’ll hang the jacket from it …that's purely decorative.
Lynda is from the border town communities of St.Stephen New Brunswick Canada/Calais, Maine. Nice job, Lynda!