Friday, November 25, 2011

Shopping's done !

Well, not really.  It's Day 5 of our "simple, stylish holiday quilts" and that happens to be the name of Sandy Gervais' pattern.  Since today is Black Friday we thought "Shopping's Done" was appropriate!   We like the abstract geometric shapes of the gift boxes, which give this quilt a very modern look.

Shopping's done! Gift's wrapped! 48 x 70", by Sandy Gervais at Pieces From My Heart

Each block is created using a stack and slice technique--cutting more than one piece of a pattern at once by stacking up to four layers of fabric. (You copy the pattern onto freezer paper, iron it to a fat quarter of fabric, then place it on top of as many layers as you think you can slice with your rotary cutter.) This quick-cutting approach is also used for Sandy's iconic "Tree's up" quilt:

Tree's up! Light's on! 51 x 70", by Sandy Gervais at Pieces From My Heart

Sandy Gervais learned to sew at an early age. In 1992 she combined her love for art with her passion for sewing into a quilt pattern company, Pieces From My Heart. At her first international Quilt Market -– St. Louis in 1994 -– she was discovered by Moda Fabrics. Over fifteen years, and countless fabric lines later, she is still designing for Moda.

1 comment:

  1. I would probably never try that technique but the finished effect is great.


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