Today I want to show you some of the modern quilts that I saw at the West Michigan Quilter’s Guild show. This first one is called Rooflines #2 by Colleen Kole. She said that this series has been inspired by the rooflines at the local botanical gardens. It is made with hand dyed fabrics and free hand cutting.
I love the name of this one – Watermelon. Doesn’t it look just like the center of a watermelon? Sue Cortese made this original design/free form pieced from her hand dyed fabrics.
Tulip/Deconstructed Circles is by Elizabeth Brandt and quilted by Terri Watson. It began in a Nancy Crow workshop but was later deconstructed and reconfigured. This quilt won second place in the 2-Person Large Wall Quilt-Pieced Technique.
Loving Lucy is by Colleen Kole. I love the artist statement in the Program: This is an improvisationally cut and pieced quilt inspired by the colors at the local country fair; billboards, carnival ride lights, and fair attendees’ bright clothes. And then my dog ate a chunk of the top so it became more improvisational. Hand dyed fabrics, freehand cutting. Loving Lucy won second place in the Small Wall Quilt – Pieced Technique category.
Interstellar Suite is by Dan Burke. The pattern is by George Siciliano. There are 100 pieces in this small 10 ½” square quilt. On another note: If you still have time to blog hop, check out Bee In My Bonnet for an easy tree block tutorial.
Until next time, ♥ Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive! Caroll
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