Allie writes, "Every year I make a quilt for the Alliance’s fundraising contest. I love doing this for so many reasons, but the one I want to share with you is how important this is for me as a quiltmaker. I get to play with new ideas on a small scale and try new techniques as I think about each year’s theme…"

"But wait a minute!  All my quilts have been about gardens! That being the case, please allow me to escort you on a garden tour, to show you how these contest quilts themselves have “grown” each year. I want you to see all the techniques I’ve discovered along the way and incorporated into my subsequent work."

Click on "Learn More" and Allie will walk you through her process for creating these lovely garden quilts.




#5 joan 2016-09-18 08:35
I enjoyed this article immensely, thanks so much!
#4 TCJoy 2016-09-17 11:56
Thank you for sharing this. I have just started crazy quilting and this has given me so much inspiration.
#3 Kathie K 2016-09-16 11:57
It's great seeing how you built each block. Love the creativity and embellishments.
#2 iquiltfast 2016-09-16 10:19
Thank you for sharing this with us, I loved every word and photo. I have a garden in my heart....so many memories of gardens in my life.
#1 Angele Rheaume 2016-09-16 05:00
Really inspiration, incredible what you can do with one idea....let's go the imagination :-)
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