All Because I Bought a New Rug, 68 x 68", by Kathy Quinn Arroyo
This quilt was featured on the cover of the August 2011 Quilters Newsletter. Kathy says, "New rug for the dining room- therefore, new quilt for the table. "
Center Medallion, All Because I Bought a New Rug by Kathy Quinn Arroyo
The vivid contrasts of the warm and cool hues give this quilt a sparkling, dynamic appearance.
Close-up, All Because I Bought a New Rug by Kathy Quinn Arroyo
For her background, Kathy used a solid chambray blue denim. We have never seen blue denim used as a neutral tone before, but in this case, the results are spectacular. The Bethlehem star pattern and the surrounding whimsical flowers really "pop" against the softly muted background.
Monet’s Garden, 53 x 37", by Barbara Brown
Barbara notes, "I was inspired to create this quilt after a trip with my niece to Monet's Garden in Giverny, France. I took a class from Freddy Moran who taught us how to glue the pieces in place before quilting. "
Close- up, Monet’s Garden by Barbara Brown
Barbara did a wonderful job of creating a very pretty three dimensional effect by loosely attaching the leaves and tiny flowers to the exterior of the house.
Purple, 85 x 96", by Jerry Theobald
This design is Facet Diamonds by Kaffe Fassett, page 107 in the book Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts.
Close-up, Purple by Jerry Theobald
Jerry notes, " [I was] inspired by a class of different blocks using Kaffe Fassett fabrics." Jerry has made excellent use of a split-complementary color scheme of greens, blues, and purples, contrasted with eye-catching clear, vivid orange.
A Matter of Morris, 80 x 80", by Mary Mix
This is the "Flowering Urn Medallion Quilt" pattern by Rosemary Makhan from the book Floral Abundance: Applique Designs Inspired by William Morris. The quilt artist writes, "I have always been intrigued by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the fabrics that were a part of that time. In recent years, there has a resurgence of interest in the quilt world, as well as the availability of many wonderful Willliam Morris fabrics. I found a lovely, yet challenging pattern ... that was a perfect fit with the fabrics I love. I enjoy applique as well as piecing; and this pattern mixed the two so well with these fabrics. This quilt was a joy to create despite the time and challenges it presented."
Close- up, A Matter of Morris by Mary Mix
In the center medallion, it's easy to see the graceful and lovely symmetry of this well-balanced design, enhanced by echo quilting on the pure white background. We especially enjoyed the cheerful and sprightly bluebirds.
Meet Ellie, 59 x 76" by Debbie Pryor
The "Ellie" stained glass elephant pattern is by Barbara Jones at BJ Designs and Patterns. Debbie Pryor added colorful print borders to turn the wall hanging into a quilt.
Center Medallion, Meet Ellie by Debbie Pryor
The quilting design, which enhanced the African theme, reflects the rays of the sun.
Close- up, Meet Ellie by Debbie Pryor
Batik fabrics with a silky patina and varied foregrounds of both larger and smaller prints give Ellie's creative face both personality and dignity.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration