Monday, April 8, 2013

Modern Quilters at Work

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the definition of modern quilting.  We in the BMQG define ourselves as "people who are passionate about modern quilting, patchwork, and sewing".  That passion expresses itself in many diverse forms!  Here are some more photos of projects from our recent retreat.  

Elise made this beautiful Mixtape quilt using an adorable collection of prints by Ann Kelle.

Betsy worked on the fabulous cover quilt from City Quilts by Cherri House

Lia took an organic approach to designing this quilt herself.  She pieced strip sets of these beautiful cross-weaves, cut them out free-form and then reversed appliqued them on linen.

Jen also likes to design her own patterns.  She designed this paper-pieced hexagon for a class she teaches at Quilter's Way which Karen also attended.

Another hallmark of modern quilting is the use of designer fabric collections like these:

Laurie's lovely Little Apples Hexy String quilt.

Jane's gorgeous Salt Water stars.

Zuzka's fabulous Flea Market Fancy Lone Star variation.

Linda does an amazing job making quilts from "found" fabrics.  These squares were made from a shirt Linda bought at Goodwill.  I can't wait to see the quilt she makes from the boxers she was cutting up:-)

Rebecca also used old shirts from her Dad  as part of this beautiful quilt she is making for her sister.

I totally bucked the "modern" convention and finished up this pretty little pinwheel quilt with prairie points from the Moda Bakeshop made with 30s reproduction fabrics.  

While our projects may have been diverse, we all shared our LOVE of quilting!!!

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