Friday, November 21, 2014

Modern Quilt Guild Showcase: Part 5

Have you seen my previous MQG Showcase posts? If not, feel free.
My epic giveaway is another not-to-be-missed post, in case you're catching up on your blog reading or stopping by for the first time.
Modern X by Christa Watson
X marks the spot wit this bold, graphic quilt! I challenged myself to make a modern quilt from simple shapes iwi than obvious focal point. The pop of green draws the viewer in, and the minimalist quilting emphasizes the design.
Modern X by Christa Watson
Back to Basics by Meslissa Corry
This bold geometric design might look random, but take a closer look and you will see all kinds of secondary patterns start to emerge. I created this quilt for the Riley Blake Basics Modern Quilt Guild challenge. As the challenge was focused on basics, I designed this quilt using my three favorite basic quilting units, Half-Suare Triangles, Flying Geese, and the good old Square. The quilted spiral seemed like the perfect way to finish it off and soften all of those sharp points.
Back to Basics by Meslissa Corry
Summer Break by Amy Anderson
A desire to explore minimalist ideas combined wit ha need for a baby gift resulted in this quilt.
Summer Break by Amy Anderson
Off Center by Charlotte Noll
This quilt ws was designed for t he modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Challenge. I added chevrons to the supplied challenge fabrics which have a white background. The front is appliqu├ęd, the back is pieced. I machine quilted it with free-motion double lines.
Off Center by Charlotte Noll
Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden
When I was a child growing up in Brazil, I spent much time dreaming of adventures in the Amazon rainforest. For years, I read books about this magical land of undiscovered tribes and beholder of secrets to cure many diseases. I am grown now, and while my childhood dreams never came true in reality, in the imaginary, the dreams are alive. Amazonia is a modern quilt creation, my minimalist take on the mystical jungle. The gradated hues represent what one might find in the Amazon: ochre for the dirt and bark, green for the vast leaf canopy of the trees, white for the few rays of light that fight to penetrate the dense vegetation, and blue for the beautiful skies.
Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden
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3 comments:

  1. Pretty cool that Christa had 2 quilts in the show. I wasn't paying enough attention / don't know the others well enough to notice if others had multiple entries.

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  2. The Off Center quilt is wild! Love it!

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