Featured Member Quilts: May 2

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Isn’t it nice when you see a quilt done by someone else and you can say “Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?” Georgia Moncada‘s use of batiks gives dimenision to many of the flowers in her quilt and the use of the black border and filler hexs make it really stand out in a way that harkens back to vintage needlepoint designs with black backgrounds and, yet, is strikingly appropriate for contemporary tastes. She writes,

“Ilove scrap quilts and batiks so I spent time hand piecing this queen sized “Zinnia” quilt. The machine quilting includes lots of feathers inthe borders.

This is a traditional hex pattern. It is similar to “Colonial Bouquet” but this treatment makes it more stunning. Thank you, Georgia, for sharing it with our quilting community at 24 Blocks.

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Mae Lund has just simply written, “Quilt top for my Father“. We love the crispmess of it. She does add that she plans on quilting it with a jewel tone thread for a nice contrast. It will be beautiful.

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Marylin Schemil shared with us this quilt that we’re sure would always be loved by any child who loves trucks and cars. One very nice comment on her post said “It made a young boy very happy for a long time! Love you, Mom“. That says it all!

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Rod Freeman has been making quilts for over 30 years and this is one of his own designs. The progression of color from the center star is something that would appeal to young tastes. Rod, like several of our readers, has his own Facebook page to highlight his quilts. It’s always good to see social media used to promote our art!

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One of our readers said it best about Susie Williams‘ quilt, “It is the happiest, craziest quilt I have ever seen. It has so much personality. I repeat, I just love it!”. We do, too! Susie just said, “Wonky colors. Some say this design reminds them of a box of Cinnabons“. It’s just a real winner and would look super in a very contemporary home, apartment or office.

Thanks to all of you who have shared your work with our quilting community at 24 Blocks!

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