This is one quilt I would grab if my house was on fire. It was started on Lopez Island in a 4 day Gwen Marston workshop, but it took quite some time to complete. I'll be doing another post with the details, but for now, this is a Show and Tell. I've had this piece under wraps for over a year, and to have it be shown at La Conner for the first time, well, that made it worth it for me. Hand quilted.
String Theory has certainly gotten some legs. It's the cover quilt for April APQ and it's also the quilt being used for their 2017 Quilt Along. Have you seen their posts yet? If not, they are doing video posts every week. Court House Steps is the block and they have sketch sheets you can download and try out color options with your pencil crayons. Hand quilted
This one was finished at the Gwen workshop on Lopez Island back in 2013. It was made from string patches for the star center, points, and the outside triangles.
The diamond round was created using left over 1/2 square triangles from a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt called Carolina Christmas. I got that top all together January 2017. I hand quilted this with straight lines in the string sections and in the red I quilted feathered motifs that I drew to fit each space. Double half wreaths were done in the corner triangles and the section between the star points have a curling feather filling the section.
Again another piece that came out of a Gwen workshop. This one took several years to complete. I hand quilted a different motif in each solid column and stitched a 1/4" in from the seam allowances in the triangle shapes.
Tonya Ricucci was the reason this piece was created. She threw out a challenge and I call this my recovery quilt. I never liked the word 'survivor' when talking about people with breast cancer and for me, the word 'thrive' seemed so much more appropriate. Hand quilted with feathers in the black columns.
Main entrance of museum.
To be cont......