Monday, February 29, 2016

Flaunt Your Finish- February 2016

February may have been a short month, but our members got a lot done! All of the inspiration coming out of Quiltcon 2016 inspired all of us.

Vicki sent in a modern take on a dresden plate:

The Norman Area Quilters Guild welcomed Susan Cleveland (https://www.piecesbewithyou.com/) as a guest speaker in January. In her workshop “Disappearing Dresdens,” I began this wallhanging. We learned how to piece the dresden blocks on a starched fabric foundation to ensure it lays flat. She also showed us how to use her prairie point tool to form the points each end of the dresden blade. I think her design choice for leaving the center of dresdens open allows the background piecing to become an important part of the composition.

   


Jennifer sent in this beauty of a finish!

Made this for my son Drew & his wife, Rhema, for Christmas. Made in Diane Cerny's class at Mustang Library using blocks from Wishes Along pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. Free motion quilting by Diane Cerny & myself on her Tin Lizzie.



Agnes sent in a work of love:

My February finish could be subtitled "...and this is why I quilt, folks!", because this quilt has been significant on so many levels!
First, and most importantly, it went to Sophia in Ohio, for her birthday. Her mom, Jen, has been my friend since back in the days when we were camp counselors together....a looooong time ago, indeed! Jennifer even came to visit me in Budapest, when we were still living behind the iron curtain - 1983? 84? Oh, the stories....!
The quilt is also a cooperative design effort. After much back and forth messaging, it started taking shape: the background is Essex linen, and there are about 20 different colored 2.5 inch squares as well as some Riley Blake gingham. The backing is Carrie Bloomston newsprint.
I think Sophia likes her quilt, as you can see on the second picture!

Beautiful work and beautiful recipient!



And lastly, Miss Elizabeth has been working on some delightful minis! She has also been experimenting with ways to display them on canvas.




A great month of finishes, everyone!

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