Welcome to my sixth installment of inspiration from the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Descriptions were written by the artists.Homage by Jacquie Gering
Fissures by Debra Jeske
The blocks were begun in a class on the slice and insert technique. I chose to group them together and surround them by plenty of negative space. The line of each of the solid green "sticks" was extended out to the edges, and the wonky spiral quilting emphasized those lines. More spirals were done in each section of the blocks to help the "sticks" stand out.
Entropy by Elisa Albury
My original idea for this quilt was the shapes and negative spaces that are created when dropping a container of ice cream sprinkles.
Made for inclusion in Minimal Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston (AQS 2014). I explored the concept of minimal design using these elements: unbleached muslin combined with small scraps, all set with the simplest units - the humble square. The quilt is simultaneously chaotic and ordered, a fabric representation of both expansion and contraction.
Citrus Wedge by Jennifer Carlton Bailly
Citrus Wedge was the first quit that I made just for me out of my favorite colors. Inspired by citrus fruit, I played around with a true quarter circle and scraps. Raiding my friends' fabric stashes to make sure this stayed truly scrappy, not one fabric is repeated. The bottom left red square is my signature. In every quilt I make, you'll find a red square.
Spiced Chai Quilt by Katie Blakesley
Traditionally, a full quilt of Tea Leaf blocks would start with a standard quilt layout of repeating blocks set in a grid with sashing in between them. In this case, a few key design changes - eliminating the sashing, using a larger than standard 12.5" block, and rotating several of the blocks so they aren't all facing the same direction - update this quilt for the 21st century. The quilt's neutral palette with a few pops of color creates dramatic focal points.
Didn't Get the Memo by Alissa Carlton
These improvisational pieced triangles lend movement to the quilt design. The quilting lines follow the edge of each triangle, and that one lil' orange triangle didn't get the memo that it is navy/gray day!
If you missed out on the first five posts, here they are: