I want to share with you my best quilt from 2015, Wrapped In Love In Charleston. This quilt came about after the June 17th massacre of 9 people in the Mother Emanuel AME Church with 3 surviving the Bible Study that occurred that evening. The design for this quilt came to me the next day and I completed the quilt on November 23rd. An exhibit of the same name will be held in 2018 with a Call for Entries in the coming spring, giving all art quilters and traditional quilters plenty of time to make and enter their quilts. For now, here is a picture of my quilt. I would appreciate any comments you might have about this quilt or how it might be received in Charleston.
I’ve currently been working on a Soldier’s Quilt For A Sailor. It is now in the pin-basted stage. To give you an idea of what it looks like, I’m going to post a picture of an un-quilted block here.
I hope you enjoy this picture. The red stars appear on each block in top, middle, and bottom positions. The blocks are arranged in horizontal then vertical then horizontal positions. The resulting design seems to let the stars wave across the quilt top. The backing fabric is the same red as the stars.
This will be a short post this holiday morning. At the same time that some turkeys are coming out of the refrigerator, I want to bring out one of my favorite new quilts. It it called “Diversity” and involved using Tsukineko inks and Barbasol as well as Amish Sparkler Fabrics (which are light fabrics) in a modern wall hanging. Let me know what you think of this baby of mine!
Using Tsukineo inks and Barbasol, I marbled fabric for 8 blocks and used thread ravelings to make 4 more. These became inner blocks. Quilting was done with a simple line and one motif from marbling.