Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

The buzz among modern quilters across the country is QuiltCon and the OKC Modern Quilt Guild quilters are no exception. Presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is looking to be as exciting to quilters as ComicCon was to Twilight fans. The who's who of modern quilting will be there and I, for one, am beyond excited!

Several of us Guild Gals are in the process of making individual modern blocks to combine into one quilt for submission to the QuiltCon show. They're all due at this Saturday's meeting, so I suspect there may be a little frenzied experimentation going on right now. We're going to save the blocks and show them to you down the road. But for today, we have some other quilty eye-candy from three of our members.

Andrea is relatively new to the group. In fact, I haven't even met her yet! Stay tuned for next week's guild meeting recap, because she's bringing a quilt for Show & Tell that we all can't wait to see! She's currently sandwiching this quilt below, that will be a wedding gift for her cousin. Orange, aqua, gray is totally my color scheme...love it! And get this, THIS is only her second quilt. Ev-er. It's going to be awesome!


Agnes just tried trapunto for the first time. Yeah, this is her first time, pretty awesome, right? In trapunto, there's a little bit of stuffing tucked in to give dimension. The orange-pink batik was her focus fabric and then she dyed another piece to go with it. The raised design she placed on a tile and then rubbed it with a gold Shiva stick. The gold stippled quilting then enhances the entire design. This is going to be used as a guestbook cover for her friend in Michigan. What a great gift that will be treasured!


Finally, we have Robin who is expecting her first baby in October. As you can imagine, she has a lot going on right now and most of her projects have been less quilty and more nursery related. But, her husband is a BIG Halloween buff and since the baby is due early October, a Halloween quilt seemed fitting. I love her choice of fabrics and how she's quilted cute figures and words onto the blocks. She's finished it off with a striped print binding and in her words, is "hand stitching the binding like a madwoman every time I gets 5 minutes in front of the TV!"


So there you have it! A little peak into what our guild members have been making. For myself, I'm involved in a non-sewing, non-creative and tedious project that I can't wait to complete so that I can start a 50th wedding anniversary photo quilt for a friend's parents. Yikes, no pressure there.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, back-to-school is quickly approaching!




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