Sunday, April 21, 2013

Inspirational Sunday (10) - via the 2013 Road to California Quilt Show

The Feathers of Angel Wings

Today's 2 quilts are whole cloth quilts.  I love looking at whole cloth quilts.  The designs and texture created by just the quilting motifs is really inspirational.  It reminds me not to overlook the importance of the quilting design in my pieced quilts.

"Jordyn's Angel Quilt" by Richard W Orr of Dixon, CA

This stunning quilt is called "Jordyn's Angel Quilt" by Richard W. Orr of Dixon, CA.  It is made with dupioni silk.  All the blocks were designed using the Inteliquilter computerized program and the rays and micro stippling were done free motion with his APQS Millenium long arm machine.  It was designed by Joann Hoffman, Judy Woodworth, and Mary Nordeng.

It's rather fancy for a baby, but I can just imagine wrapping it around a precious child.

This next quilt is truly a lesson in how fillers are important to create depth in the quilting pattern.  It is called "Flowers and Feathers" by Kristin Vierra of Lincoln, NE.  It is based off a quilt designed by Debra Wagner called Winter Bouquet that was published in the 1993 edition of Great American Quilts.  Kirstin change the size of the quilt and added her own touch with the fillers and borders.

"Flowers and Feathers" by Kristin Vierra of Lincoln, NE

It's just beautiful, no?

Have you ever considered making a whole cloth quilt?  I don't really have time now, but it is on my quilting bucket list.  How about you?

All this white today, but next week we will return to the land of color with some of the most colorful quilts I saw at the show!

Thanks for reading today,



  1. These are amazing! I especially like the bottom one. Learning to fmq is on my bucket list! I'd love to be able to do a whole cloth one day :)

  2. I'm finding I'm more of a patch worker than a quilter, but I did stand talking o Ferret (young British quilter, google her, some amazing stuff) at a show while she doodled using her log arm and rainbow coloured variegated thread on black: just casually "drawing" another six inch leaf and filling it in with another repeated design? Now that, I would love to do!

  3. These are so beautiful and intricate!

  4. Bucket list for sure. Rght behind learn to free-motion well enough that I won't be intimidated by projects like a whole cloth quilt. :-)

  5. I would love to do a whole cloth quilt, I would also be so happy that my skills had reached the point I could do it myself :)


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