Welcome to Modern Quilt Month 2016! We've enjoyed seeing the modern quilts at various shows, and summer is the perfect time to feature them. Here are modern quilts made with simple shapes, Kaffe Fassett and ombre fabrics, circles, stars, and Dresden fans.
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Meandering Thru Greece with Father Bob, 96 x 96", by Anne F. Zick
Anne Zick says, "This quilt was inspired during a class taught by Sally Frey [at a Quilter's Affair workshop] in Sisters, Oregon. Anne, her husband, and Father Bob had just returned from a trip to Greece." We enjoyed Anne's lovely hand quilting in the center of the strips.
Grisaille - Working in Shades of Gray by Margit Kagerer
The quilting makes this contemporary quilt shine. Margit Kagerer says, "The commercial ombre gray fabric was a challenge for me since I usually work with colored prints. I free-motion quilted 26 pairs of curved and straight lines." This quilt received Honorable Mention at the 2015 Arizona Quilters Guild show.
Circle Fun 2, 24 x 24", by Jackie Seidell
This quilt was featured at the 2016 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County quilt show. Jackie Seidell says, "I learned this technique at a Thread Play class with Libby Lehman. I used the circular attachment for my machine, some machine embroidery stitches, and lots of free motion quilting." We admired Jackie's beautiful design and feather wreath quilting.
Odin II by Sylvia Borschel Lewis (Utah)
Sylvia Borschel Lewis says, "This quilt evolved from the leftover parts of another quilt. I had the pieces tacked up on the design wall. Once I started to sew, it just flew together. When the top was pieced, I realized I had another boat! I titled this Odin II in honor of my father. He has loved sailing all his life and always named his boats Odin."
Star Burst, 96 x 96", by Angela Mason (North Carolina), quilted by Pam Bowman
We love Angela's choice of gradated colors in these stars. Star Burst was inspired by the Binding Tool Star quilt pattern (at Missouri Star Quilt Company) and the quilt just kept getting bigger! The beautiful quilting is by Pam Bowman.
Peacock, 98 x 98", by Joan Chao (Illinois), quilted by Anne Christopher
Peacock greens and blues were beautifully blended in this quilt. Joan Chao says, "This quilt represents peacock feathers. The Kaffe Fassett floral prints blend together for a homogeneous soothing effect." The creative quilting was done by Anne Christopher.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek (Peacock, Star Burst, Meandering); the 2015 Arizona Quilters Guild show (Grisaille); the 2015 Springville (Utah) quilt show (Odin II); and the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County (Circles 2).