Good Morning again from 24 Blocks. We hope you enjoy these quilts we’ve selected to feature. All were recently posted by our readers. They are all different in style and we hope they inspire.
Susan’s work is just outstanding and very striking. Her use of color has the feel of vintage photographs. She also writes,
“It did take some organization. Obviously I started with the center square and then began to build out from there. Lots of quart sized bags, marked, to hold the fabrics. Did one quarter at a time then stood back to really look at it. The large brown border has a swirl in it that looks like dark chocolate frosting. Still needs the binding and sleeve but that will have to wait till after the holidays.”
Katy adds that the birds and animals are all embroidered. She made it for a friend who loves the natural beauty of both California and Oregon.
We love the creativity of Martha’s work. She also writes that all the embellishments on the horse are stitched with satin stitches. Notice the horse’s tail, too…so colorful.
Those of us who’ve worked on PhD’s, or had friends or family who have done so, know how demanding and all-consuming they can be. Kolleen may be setting a new trend here for a creative side-interest for those captured in the expectations of seminars and dissertations. The intricacies showing aspects of a hobby like gardening are amusing as sell as insightful!
Thanks to everyone who has shared their work and their love of quilting with our 24 Blocks community. We hope that we can help keep a proud tradition alive and vibrant and encourage more people to try their hand at fabric art.