Inspired by a beautiful quilt "Comets" by Jan Beckert in a 2007 Quilters Newsletter edition. The quilt block is "Judy in Arabia". The block offers many possibilities, depending on color choice.
I chose to emphasize the circular pattern of the interlocking blocks in a small wall quilt.
This quilt started out as a geometric doodle I did on graph paper. I wanted to make a "Modern Quilt". I refined it, so that it could be machine pieced. It was challenging, but doable. Adding to the difficulty was the black and white wavy background, which I needed to align and match across the quilt.
I included the "Flying Geese" traditional blocks in the "Modern" pieced design. It reminds my son of when the planets align. This quilt certainly challenged my skills in conjoining, so I call it "Conjunction".
This is a BOM from a 1998 Peacemakers Calendar that included a BOM for each month to complete the calendar quilt.
The blocks blended together between the blocks. The lines of the background were matched together and some appliqué was added between two blocks after they were completed. It was hand quilted after the whole top was completed.
This quilt is adapted from Tomoko Tohno’s “Orange Range” pattern, and draws on my beautiful (but out of print) collection of Paula Nadelstern “Opulence” prints. While Tohno’s blocks had pieced centers, I redrafted the pattern so I could feature the radiating medallions, as well as the different colorways, within the limits of my available stash.
This is my quilt group, Bayou Pierre Quilters, 2017 raffle quilt with proceeds going to St. Jude's. This was the 2011 BOM from the Quilt Show. We have been working on the quilt for about 2 1/2 years. It is machined pieced, and is being handquilted. Almost finished. Ours is aproximately 94" square, in springtime vibrant colors. It is being quilted by women from ages of now 50-93. If anyone is interested in tickets our email address is: email@example.com. They are 5.00 each. The raffle will be in 04/2017.