Sunday, December 17, 2017

24 Days of Christmas at Quilt Inspiration - Day 17

Welcome to the 24 days of Christmas ! Each day this month, up through Christmas Eve, we'll feature a work of fiber art that reflects the joy and beauty of the season ! Let's continue with Day 17.

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Christmas All Around , 45 x 45, by Audrey Mantle , California


Audrey writes, "This quilt was inspired by [quilt teacher and author] Elly Sienkiewiecz' Papercuts and Plenty : Studies in Classic Album Quilt Applique.  The appliqued blocks were begun in Gatlinburg, Maryland and were completed in Lafayette, California, in July 2016. "


Audrey does beautifully precise and accurate hand applique and hand quilting. These lovely blocks have beautiful clean and sharp edges, using the freezer-paper method for cutting and placing the applique motif on the background fabric. We really admire the small details here, like the cheerful holly leaves and berries on the outer swagged border, along with the pretty red bows in the corners.

For more information about Elly Sienkievicz and her work in teaching and designing album quilts, here is a helpful and informative video from HGTV and Alex Anderson's "Simply Quilts" show.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2017 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County show.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

24 Days of Christmas at Quilt Inspiration - Day 16

Welcome to the 24 days of Christmas ! Each day this month, up through Christmas Eve, we'll feature a work of fiber art that reflects the joy and beauty of the season ! Let's continue with Day 16.

Note: Please check out our eBay shop, where we are Top-Rated Sellers, for great bargains on quilt patterns, fabric, and vintage jewelry! For free quilt patterns, please visit us on Twitter!

Winter Memories, 59 x 65", by Rose Rumball-Petre


We love the combination of piecing and wool applique in this fun quilt!  It was machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted.  It was displayed at the 5 Bee Quilters Guild show near Sun Valley, Idaho in October, 2017. This is a local (Sun Valley) design variation of the Poorhouse Quilt Design's Winter Memories quilt pattern from a class taught by Susan Coons, who often teaches at the Sun Valley Fabric Granary.


Susan redesigned the center block and added a Sun Valley Sun near the top. The barn is embellished with "Sun Valley" embroidery, so it resembles the iconic red barn on Sun Valley Road. You can see Rose's wool applique details, embellishments, and hand quilting on the adorable snowman, below.


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 5 Bee Quilters Guild show in Hailey, Idaho (2017).
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