Thursday, May 6, 2021

Miniature Quilts Galore! part 5

Miniature quilts and wall quilts are some of the most fun projects we've seen.  In these quilts the traditional blocks are reduced to a fraction of their traditional size. They are technically challenging, visually intriguing, and much easier to display than a regular quilt!

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Pure Velvet, 31 x 31, by Amy Pabst, West Virginia


  First Place winner for Pieced Wall Quilts at the Road to California Quilt Show,  Amy explains, "Each 1.5" block in this quilt has 49 pieces for a total of 21,609 pieces. The quilt was foundation pieced on a 1947 Singer Featherweight, then quilted in the ditch on a Bernina."  

 Wow !  We can all appreciate the amount of workmanship that went into Amy's lovely creation.


For this pineapple pattern, Amy chose silks, silk blends, polyesters, velvets, linen blends, and cottons. The neutral fabric tones are set off by small amounts of bright colors, which really make the quilt sparkle.  Amy learned to sew at a young age; and her quilt is a wonderful example of her talents.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Miniature Quilts Galore! part 4

Miniature quilts are some of the most fun projects we've seen.  In these quilts the traditional blocks are reduced to a fraction of their traditional size. They are technically challenging, visually intriguing, and much easier to display than a regular quilt!

p.s. Check out our eBay shop for great bargains on books, magazines, and collectible items. For free quilt inspiration, please visit us on Twitter.

Dynamo by Megan Farkas, New Hampshire

Megan writes, "This quilt is a wonderful opportunity to play with color interactions. I chose this name for the quilt because it's electric - and it goes 'round !"

Dynamo is based on the traditional "Trip Around the World" pattern, in which small squares of fabric are sewn on all four sides of the quilt. Megan's quilt really "pops" because she knows that the trick of making this pattern successful is to place high contrast or light and dark fabrics next to each other, so that the geometric points of each fabric can be easily seen.

Megan hand-sewed her entire work, and it turned out beautifully. We really admire how perfectly pieced and stitched these tiny squares are. This intricate, eye-catching quilt really sparkles !  

Photo taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2020 Road to California Quilt Show, Ontario, California
 

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