In her Margaret Cormack-designed quilt “Blossom Time” Sue Murtagh, a fellow Paddington Patchworker, made clever use of a single feature fabric cut in a different kaleidoscope style for each block.
Don’t you love Sue’s sashiko embroidery!
Another Paddington Patchworker, Sue Rowles, is a big fan of Bonnie K Hunter’s stashbuster quilts. I love them too but I’m ashamed to admit my “Double Delight” is still in several hundred pieces in a box in the corner!
Sue entered her eye-catching finished version of Bonnie’s “Orca Bay” Mystery Quilt.
My friend, Linda Billett of Artisan Quilting took a few weeks off quilting other people’s quilts over the Christmas holidays to have a little quilting fun of her own, and “Randomly Ruffling Your Feathers!” was the result.
At first glance it seems a perfectly demure, exquisitely quilted braid quilt.
But look a little closer! Can you see the butterfly?
And the rabbit, the bird and the dragonfly?
I enjoyed spotting these whimsies among the feathers, but my favourite was Linda’s own dog, Cleo, looking like a hunting dog from a mediaeval tapestry.
At St Mark’s Quilters we’ve made quite a few quilt-as-you-go string quilts, so Di B, Sue and I were immediately attracted to Meg Orr’s “Just a Touch of Autumn”, and we were delighted when Meg herself, white-gloving nearby, explained her creative process. Look at the half-square triangles in each block – a very effective way to use a large-scale print you can’t bring yourself to cut up.
Finally let me show you Lisa Walton’s “Blue Corridor”, a majestic and ethereal quilt inspired by the parabolic arches of the corridor in Gaudi’s Casa Batllo in Barcelona.
Lisa has now written a very comprehensive blog post showing just how she achieved this masterpiece. Be amazed!