Sometimes wonderful opportunities come my way. Like meeting Michele Muska. I first meet Michele when I was doing some work in the craft industry and we have been great friends ever since!
As I arrived at the trade show a few months back I was greeted by a huge hug and a request from Michele! She asked if I would contribute a quilt to her book called "Quilting the New Classics". OF COURSE I would!
The book is finally here and it is beautiful!
The 2nd quilt on that stack is MINE!
Michele wanted to show how quilts using a block can be traditional (often with a flair) or Contempory and Modern. But be based on the exact same block principles.
I selected the amazing and versitle Log Cabin block
I did a lot of research on log cabins looking at antique quilts to find a layout that spoke tome. I wanted a large center and a very distint light and dark.
Plus many logcabin did not have borders, so neither does mine.
My partner in this block is the super talented Jacquie Gering with her clean lined and minimalist block
Every chapter pays tribute to the block made up in antique quilts. This is one of my favorite parts! Then Michele has a beautiful write up about the block and the two designers that took on the challenge.
I thought you'd like to see the quilt!
And a traditional baptist fan was quilted by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson
It was love at first sight when I saw Frances Newcombe's fabric. THEN I meet her and that just put stars in my eyes like all those cartoons! Frances makes EVERYONE feel like you have known her for years and are her very best friend... of course we are! You have to love finding amazing people like Frances and wanting them in your life. If ONLY she didn't live on the 'other' coast!
This quilt is Better Homes & Gardens Easy Applique' "Heart and Hand"pg 23 I changed the center from hands to the house. The CENTER BLOCKis inspired by one of the designs in "Home Sweet Home" by Barb Adams and Alma Allen.
I love this scrappy quilt, it is a bit old fashioned and I love any kind of quilt with posies I am an illustration major in school so i have always loved applique. The colors are a bit muted wich gives it a country feel. It was so fun to make this combining machine applique and decorative stitches and hand appliqué as well as piecing. It is small enought that I finished it. It looks very sweet in my living room foloded on the couch.
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