Mary Lou

Last month Mary Lou Weidman came to our guild and I took an all day workshop.  It was so inspiring.  I love her whimsical style.  She does the work that I dream of doing.  We learned how to make “wonky” blocks.  It was SO fun and freeing.  Here’s what I got done in the workshop.  Someday (soon I hope!) these blocks will go into a quilt.

ImageImageIMG_1170ImageIf you want to try this kind of piecing, her process is well explained in her latest book:

ImageI was so enamored of Mary Lou’s style, I went to Amazon and found a couple more of her older books (used) that are now out of print.

ImageImageI’m telling you all this because there was a special showing of Mary Lou inspired quilts at the International Quilt Show last week in Chicago.  The quilts were different takes on her cow pattern ( from “Out of the Box”) Image

I took some pictures of the ones I liked the best.  Sorry I didn’t get the names of the artists.

Just in time for July 4th.ImageImage

Love this Halloween one.


All so fun!


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