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MPS Inspirations Round 19
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My dear sister-in-law loves Lori Holt and invited me to join in making this quilt from a cake layer bundle. It was fun to piece and quilt. There’s tulips and leaves in each teapot. All the piecing is stitched in the ditch. Added echoing in the flying geese border with a little loop that is also in teapot lid. My friend, Lucie, suggested a cup and saucer for a label. It’s 58 x 70 inches.
The Christmas tree is a Jean Gordon design with a few changes. Jean’s design was intended for an Advent calendar. Decided it wouldn’t work as an Advent calendar because my grandchildren anticipate chocolate with each day and the quilt would not be counting down days with chocolate. So it became a wall hanging. The panel area is hand embroidered and hand quilted. The border is machine quilted.
Scattered Stars is an original design inspired by Jenifer Gaston’s Churning Stars quilt. I knew the basic block — a Churn Dash inside a Sawtooth Star — would set off my collection of cheddar and indigo fabrics beautifully. I made blocks ranging in size from 3″ to 18″ and scattered them across the twin-size quilt. Quilted by Karlee Sandell.
The reward for being MPS President is getting blocks at the end of the year. This pattern was picked by incoming president Marcia Sanderman and blocks were made by MPS Members. I got to put it together and quilt it however I wanted. This was the result.
he plaid backing inspired this quilt. I wanted a continuous plaid pattern on the backing so matched the plaid threads (the enlarged picture with two pins show the matched seam). Because design and values were strong, I quilted it simply with variegated thread.
Finally finished the Little Pieces quilt from a class with Pam Raby at the Pine Needle. I really love the clean lines, negative space and simplicity.
This is a Laura Heine pattern. I modeled it after my cat Abbey.
What to do while staying home during the recent smoke event? I decided to work on a quilt that would allow me to close the lids on my cut scraps. The gray sashing and gray quilting thread named ‘smoke’ fit the moment. I also discovered five yards of a gray toned William Morris design in my stash for the backing. Success: can close the scrap lids, used lots of stash fabric and have a gift.
This is my first Art Quilt, resulting from a very interesting Challenge. Out of the 31 fabrics, I was only able to select 4: 3 in the quilt, and the 4th is the binding. I created my own pattern, loosely based on a Log cabin type design. One specific fabric in the quilt was selected by others as the focal piece.
“Ghost Blossoms”. Pattern by Tula Pink, started in a class with her at Sisters. Pieced and finished by me, quilting done by Jacque Ervin. Gifted to my daughter-in-law last month.