Sunday, April 24, 2016

Inspirational Sunday (7) - via 2016 QuiltConWest

Welcome back to Inspirational Sunday.

Today, I will be finishing up the Modern Traditionalism category by sharing some very interesting quilts.


First up, is the winner of the People's Choice award.  This quilt is called, "Mr. Swirl E. Bones" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe of New York, New York.  It is hand appliqued, machine quilted on a frame, machine embroidered, and uses improvisational piecing.  (Only four dots are appliqued, the rest is pieced.)


"Mr. Swirl E. Bones" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe of New York, NY.


I love the quilting in this one.


close up of "Mr. Swirl E. Bones" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe of New York, NY.


Whew, all that fussy cutting is amazing too.

Next up, is "Thoroughly Modern Ginny" by Diana Vandeyar of Oakton, Virginia.  It is machine pieced and machine quilted without a frame.


"Thoroughly Modern Ginny" by Diana Vandeyar of Oakton, Virginia.


I like how the background makes parts of the block disappear, almost like she was sticking diamonds on her design board and took a picture before they were all in place.

The next quilt is called "Bursting Blues" by AnnMarie Cowley of Hillsboro, Oregon.  It is machine pieced, machine appliqued, and machine quilted on a frame.


"Bursting Blues" by AnnMarie Cowley of Hillsboro, Oregon

I really  liked the triple stitched quilting on this one.  I am trying to incorporate a bit more triple stitch into my own work, but I had not seen an entire quilt quilted this way.

close up of "Bursting Blues" by AnnMarie Cowley of Hillsboro, Oregon


The next quilt constantly had a crowd around it!  "Pine Burr Quilt" by Tara Faughnan of Oakland, California.  It is machine pieced and machine quilted without a frame.


"Pine Burr Quilt" by Tara Faughnan of Oakland, CA

Isn't it stunning!

close up of "Pine Burr Quilt" by Tara Faughnan of Oakland, CA

I can only imagine how heavy this quilt is.


Next up, "Otaru Winter" by Cynthia Vogt of Kennewick, Washington.  It is machine pieced (paper piecing), machine appliqued, and machine quilted on a frame.


"Otaru Winter" by Cynthia Vogt of Kennewick, Washington

This quilt is a bunch of log cabins with metallic bars appliqued on top.

close up of "Otaru Winter" by Cynthia Vogt of Kennewick, Washington


Finally, here is another log cabin quilt, "Whimsical Logs" by Letitia Chung of San Francisco, California.  It is machine pieced, machine quilted on a frame, and features hand Sashiko.

"Whimsical Logs" by Letitia Chung of San Francisco, CA.  Quilted by Laurie Grant, Sashiko by Letitia Chung.

This quilt won 1st place in the Modern Traditionalism category.

close up of "Whimsical Logs" by Letitia Chung of San Francisco, CA.  Quilted by Laurie Grant, Sashiko by Letitia Chung.


I find it interesting that so many quilts in this category have modernized traditional blocks just by mixing up the color placement.


Which Modern Traditionalism quilt was your favorite?

Thanks for reading today,


Jen






4 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed all these posts, thankdxx

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  2. There certainly is a lot of talent and imagination out there!

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  3. WOW! Love that Whimsical Logs! There are such clever people doing amazing things with fabric, isn't there?

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  4. lots of variety here though a great deal of white which if I am honest I would rather see colour I gather modern uses loads of white and grey too from what I have read

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