This 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.
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!
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!