Friday, October 3, 2014

Merri Garton's 'Beamish' Quilt

 Merri's epic quilt is simply stunning.  This is her version of the Beamish Quilt that is so big I couldn't get a photo of the entire quilt.  Loads of beautiful applique, I can only imagine how long Merri has been working on this creation.  I have quilted around all of the applique as I feel this helps to frame each piece and I have then colour co-ordinated the thread and quilted on the larger applique.  This quilt spoke to me of feathers and cross-hatching - with the occasional freeform curl and swirl;-)  

Pennsylvania Baskets

Pennsylvania Baskets has been a quilt made by Linda Collins and a friendship group that she belongs to.  These gorgeous baskets have all been made by the different members of the group and we decided to quilt every basket differently.  Some have very freeform leaves and vines, some have very traditional cross-hatching and some are a combination of these themes.  This was a beautiful and bright quilt to work on.