Saturday, March 14, 2009

Talented Friends

The snow is gone and the landscape is a hundred different colors of brown. The light has transformed into "spring light". Here is a beautiful new orchid caught by the evening sun. Since I am holed up in the studio this week trying to meet this years fabric designing deadline I thought I would let some of my talented friends take the stage.

This stunning quilt is called Infinity and was made by one of my talented Australian students, Margaret McDonald. It is Victorian paper pieced by hand and quilted by Sandy Campbell of Rowdy Flat Quilting in Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia. It is a joyous rainbow of energy!

In this detail, you can see the individual hexagon blocks of the Grandmother's Flower Garden which feature Sassaman fabric from seasons past. 

Next I'd like to share this sublime quilt by Glynis Thompson called Jane's Magic Garden is Now Blending. I love the way she has placed the blocks so the edges almost disappear. This piece has
a very appealing mysterious quality!

Even in this detail it is difficult to see where each block begins and ends. Again, Glynis has successfully raided her stash to combine several lines of Sassaman fabrics. Wonderful!

And now for another contribution from Melissa Peda! She used the Folk Art Sugar Skull pattern and Judy Coates Perez's RIT dyed batting technique to make this graphic little quilt.
You could also use some of that scrumptious hand dyed felted wool in a similar way. The hand stitches really give it a delightfully naive look!

Tomorrow I am off to teach at Quilting Adventures... Hill Country Style in charming Kerrville, Texas. This is a fun event and I recommend it for any of you that need a break from the norm! It is about an hour outside San Antonio, the setting is relaxing and the company is great!


Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Very beautiful....the orchid included. I just bought some of your prairie gothic fabric. It is fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love how Margaret fussy cut all the hexagon blocks for the center flowers! How clever of her. It is so beautiful.