Monthly Archives: April 2016

2016-13 Circles and Sticks

circles-and-sticksThis little wall hanging is the result of a Modern Quilt Guild challenge to use Circles and Sticks in a composition.  I enjoyed playing around with the design of this quilt.  I started out piecing the sticks and then switched to fusible applique with a buttonhole edge machine finish.   This was fun!

The quilting is an edge to edge design called Spark by Ann Bright, which I feel goes with the happy feel  of the dancing sticks.

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2016-12 Lightening

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This small quilt was the result of a challenge from my Modern Quilt Guild to make a small quilt about lightening.  I used a little pack of Colour Chips from Northcott Fabrics that was a prize I won at a guild meeting.  (Thanks, Elaine Theriault!)  I also played around with digital echo quilting, learning a few things as I went along!  I quite like the result.  One never knows what will come out of a challenge!

 

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2016-11 Rainbow Bubbles

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This little wall hanging was created because of a challenge  from my Modern Quilt Guild to use pastel colours in a modern quilt.  The fabric for the appliqued circles was a giveaway by fabric manufacturer Michael Miller at QuiltCon (the convention of the Modern Quilt Guild).   They are beautiful and have a lovely hand.  I teamed them with a pastel dotted background and a pale pink and white strip to create the intersections and binding.

The quilting in the circles is a small pebbled pattern and the rest of the quilting is horizontal straight stitching, which is quite common in modern quilts.

Our modern guild occasionally has challenges to try a technique in a small quilt (maximum 20″ square).  Because they are small, they are doable and as a result, I get them done!

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