How to Make Modern Mola Quilts with Mel Beach | Alex Anderson Creates a Contemporary Antique Quilt
(Show 2112) A quilter since 2003, Mel talks about her love of stretching creatively through quilt challenges which push her out of her comfort zone. Some of her quilts include improvisational patchwork. Mel demonstrates a “slice” of improvisational patchwork which involves inserting a secondary strip of fabric into a background block. She shares the infinite “what if” ways to vary this basic idea to create a whole range of fun and unique blocks. Then, using crayon-etched children’s artwork as her inspiration, she shows you her technique for creating modern Mola designs using hand-dyed batiks and commercial prints, again showing a myriad of variations for their use. In the After Set, we know that Mel loves challenges and that includes Improv comedy. She uses what she has learned doing Improv as a parallel to being present in the moment when it comes to working on a challenging quilt. Alex puts a new spin on an antique String and Old Maid’s Ramble quilt using contemporary fabrics. It’s a great way to use orphan blocks and is a great baby quilt project.
Blocks Featured: Old Maid's Ramble, Mola, String block
Molas, Inset Block, Quilt Patterns, Improvisational Piecing, String Piecing, Strip Piecing