This quilt was given as a surprise to our African Missionaries. Every member of the church signed the quilt for them. On the label it has the maker and date, the town it was made in and the town it was going to and the owners, also the name of the church.
Lap quilt, sweet little girl's quilt or baby quilt, this sweet pattern is precious. Easy to make, and spectacular, once completed, it’s sure to become a favorite of whomever receives it. It consists of easy applique and simple piecing. Make this your next quilt. Quilt measures 48.5"x 53". Pattern can be found at www.quiltingupacreek.com.
I made this "Divide and Conquer" Convergence quilt after watching Ricky's mini lesson during the Quilters Quarantine. Fortunately, I had a yard of Ricky's hand dyed fabric in my stash. What a perfect time to use it. It was great fun to make, and I thank both Alx and Rick for all that are doing for their TQS fans during troubling times.
Inspired by lantern-style interlocking tiles, Alien Eyes II was machine appliqued from colorful scraps and machine quilted. Alien Eyes II took first place in the Modern Quilt category at the 2019 Tucson Quilters Guild annual show Quilt Fiesta!
Alien Eyes is my first try at a quilt in the modern style - interesting, clean, and simple with a focus on negative space. The quilting is important but not overwhelming. The eyes' center design was taken from Hajime Ouchi's book Japanese Optical and Geometric Art.
Alien Eyes was published in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited.
Creating Mod Blotches during many visits to Mom's house over the last few years was joyful and comforting, just like the quilt itself. Fabrics from both our fabric libraries found their way into this somewhat traditional, somewhat modern scrap quilt.
Quilt design is taken from Spring Fantasy pattern in "Floral Applique: Original Desingns and Techniques for Medallion Quilts" by Nancy Pearson, that I modified and arranged to fit the design I had in mind.
The quilt was originally started about 20 years ago, and after completing about 2/3'rds of the appliques it had to be set aside and was placed in storage for many years. Two years ago I rescued it from storage and started working on it again while my husband was undergoing chemo. I had completed the applique and the quilting on the center medallion and about 1/2 of the innner border when once again it was set aside when my husband died.
I recently started quilting on it again and completed the inner border quilting and have started on the second border quilting.
It is all hand appliqued and heavily hand quilted.