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Late to the Party

While every other quilter worth his/her modern cred has made a wonky log cabin quilt, I’m finally getting around to one.  I realize this style/technique has been around since, oh, 2008, with a major boost from the Gee’s Bend quilts.

Why so late?  My story is I was waiting for the right fabric, and it finally came along in a group of Dutch wax prints made for the African market.  The large scale print in the center of my wonkies features festive lampshades tilted at rakish angles.  Two coordinating (I use the word loosely) prints in duck weed green, brown, and cyan blue track around the lampshades, separated by an ecru solid and an oatmeal textured print.


I finished off the wonkies with a textured brown print, and plan to set them all in a natural colored Osnaburg cloth.  The exact setting is a work in progress, with inspiration from “Quilting Modern,” what else.


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Home Machine Quilting Show Droolworthy Quilts

Thanks to Christa at Christa Quilts, I can ogle yet more quilts!  She took lots of photos at the May HMQS show held in Utah.  While all the quilts show quilters totally strutting their stuff, I was most captivated by these modern quilts.

2013_hmqs_coloringoutsidethelines_PriceColoring Outside the Lines by Mary K. Price reminds me of Jean Wells’ work.  I believe there’s big stitch quilting in at least the light colored blocks. I like the way a few of the blocks pooch out into the border area.

2013_hmqs_5htsquared5 HTP Squared by Jen Carlton Bailly plays right into my current obsession with circles. Note the transparency effect.

2013_hmqs_fracturedpi_ChinFractured Pi by Lisa Chin veers into art quilt territory.  The quilting is simple but effective in continuing the theme, and I like the little bits of prints thrown into the wedges.


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