16 Point Mariner's Compass
It's always gratifying to see finished quilts from classes I've taught--and by finished it can mean just the tops! In the following pictures, however, these quilts are finished and bound!
First is Lynn Duffy's Mariner's Compass. The colors will make it suitable for Christmas--or year-round. Check out the striped fabric in the star points--stripes can give a lot of movement to a design. Great job, Lynn!
Next is Debbie Butler Miller's version of the same block, but with the addition of borders. She called this piece "Blissful Seas", a play on the title of the class "The Bliss of the Mariner's Compass"! The second picture is a detail of the quilting--very reminiscent of Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. Love it!
Here are more fabulous Mariner's Compasses!
Shirley K. started her top in a class at Calico Gals in Fayetteville, NY. Beautifully done, Shirley!
These two tops were also started in that same class.
Janet Isabelle of Oneida, NY, hand quilted her top--the designs are well chosen and well executed!
Linda Adams of Sherrill, NY, machine quilted her top and finished it as a pillow. I love the overall design she chose for the quilting!
The Daughters of the American Revolution Quilt
A couple years ago, the Tioughnioga Chapter of the DAR decided to make a commemorative quilt and asked me to be their consultant. Their original idea had been for a quilt based on pieced blocks; after seeing a picture of the Regent's pin, however, I suggested using that as the basis for this quilt. These brave women, most of whom had never quilted, agreed, and below you will see the results of their labors. Hand appliqued and hand quilted, with 3D stars and leaves. The leaves have the names of the members inked onto them. Many of the leaves were then stitched to the quilt top by the "non-quilt group" members. The project was satisfying on so many levels--ladies who believed me when I said they could do it (and they did!), an absolutely fabulous quilt that has hung at several quilt shows and is used by the DAR Chapter for ceremonies at all levels. But most of all, for the wonderful friends I made while working on this project. A special group of ladies, indeed--and in deed.
Dresdens from Canada
Roz Agulnik made this wallhanging after our first Quilter's Retreat in Lake George. It looks so elegant--what a great job, Roz!
This is Randi Lenet's quilt. She started this on November 11, 2006, at the class I taught in Cote St. Luc. Fussy cutting changes the original fabric dramatically--as proven here. How striking!
Sharon Gates started her challah cloth at that same workshop. It's sure to become a treasured family heirloom!