Featured Member Quilts: August 8 Afternoon

We love to feature quilts made by our readers. This afternoon we’ve selected three beautiful works of art that we hope inspire you.

We’d love to see a quilt you’ve made, or a treasured family heirloom quilt, too. Just upload a photo to our 24 Blocks Facebook page. Give as much information about the quilt as you can, including the pattern name and source if you know it. Any details you can share on fabric and construction would be appreciated by our readers. We love, too, hearing the stories of vintage and antique quilts, and seeing quilts made for charity, for gifts or to help keep memories alive. Happy Quilting!

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“Here is a picture of my summer quilt project. I call it “Good Day Sunshine”. I designed, pieced and free hand quilted it myself.” — Kathy Stockbridge.

We think it is lovely; there are so many suns that seem to be breaking through so many different types of skies. Yes, it is a good day! Thank you, Kathy for sharing it with us all.

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“Working hard on my hexagons, two more rows. Sure does increase with every row. 🙂” — Lynn Earnhardt

It’s going to be great to see Lynn’s finished quilt. Working on hexs can be so much fun. There are so many different ways you can group them. There are several good resources online for templates and tutorials on how to use English Paper Piecing to make the hexs easily. They are a great way to use up the stash and follow in traditions over a hundred years old.

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The ever creative Becky Erdman posted one of her recent works, just saying “This is my first attempt at a 3-D quilt.” The very modern-art quality of having the “still life” in the rectangle (is it a vase or does it represent vases?) is so intriging. The butterfly is the symbol of the changing forms. Then there’s the very rich flowers in bloom. It is simply beautiful, Becky!

Thanks to everyone who has uploaded photos of their work. We can learn so much about our art form and how it is changing with the times!

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