Monday, May 2, 2016

Show and Share/Flaunt Your Finish Super-Post!

April showers bring April sewing! Here's what our guild members have been hard at work on this month.



Ann S, Debbie W, Agnes S and Ellen M are in a small group and made projects using Anna Marie Horner's Field Study. Bold and diverse! Lovely!

Elizabeth and Becky are in the same group but didn't make it to the meeting- lovely work!









Bob brought a stunner! He made this using a doily he received from his friend in the Budapest Modern Quilt Guild. I love the see-through look. He calls it "Ring Catcher."



Trish bought these boots at a recent quilt show and had to share- they're quilted! Swoon.



Mandy made a beautiful attic window quilt. It really looks like a sunrise, especially with the hand stitched sun rays coming from one corner.


Ranette made this stunning Jen Kingwell quilt! If you didn't know, Jen Kingwell will be doing a class this summer at Oklahoma QuiltWorks- the class is sold out, but you can sign up for the waiting list or come to the Trunk Show on May 31.


Agnes S made this beautiful Colored Happy Quilt (free pattern here) as a graduation present. Agnes says- 

I started doing this square stippled stitching , which is quite time consuming, but I think looks good with modern quilts. Also, the name of the recipient is quilted in cursive on the border, which works well with this dark blue fabric.

Agnes has also been using scraps to make some amazing pouches!



From Agnes-
One is a modified, appliquéd feather á la AnnaMaria Horner, on an Essex linen base. (... everything looks good with Essex linen).  The other is a repurposed designer upholstery fabric square with felt 1/2 inch hexies ( idea from @modernhadcraft's IG feed).



Leslie made this great baby quilt for a high school friend, which is a great modern twist on a classic. She just started using Bloc Loc half square triangle rulers and now swears by them! Finished up with machine quilted, half inch lines, this looks fantastic.




Last but not least, Beth shows off her brilliant quilting skills with this beautiful Sew Scary panel.

I don't usually use rulers or contrasting thread, but decided to play around with the small solid sections of the border to make them fit better with the print. I know it's a Halloween theme, but I'm going to hang it in my sewing room year round!
Experimenting leads to great art!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your beautiful work, and thank you to Beth for her help in compiling this month's information. Keep sewing!

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