Block of the Month Beauties

Recently I quilted 3 quilts made from the same pattern. They were sent to me by friends Randi, Maritza and Pam.  The pattern was offered as a Block of the Month last year on the internet show “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  The quilt features some New York Beauty Blocks and some gorgeous applique.   All three of my quilt top makers did a fabulous job.  With varying fabric choices, and with some variation in the applique, each looks totally different.  My challenge was to do vary the quilting as well.

This first one was pieced and appliqued by Randi.  Her colors are bright and cheerful.

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Maritza’s quilt (except for the borders) has much lower contrast giving it a softer look.  I quilted a lot of pebbles in this one.  ImageImageImageImageImage

The fabric choices in Pam’s quilt achieved high contrast.  I would have never thought to use these colors, but is works!

Very striking.

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It was a fun challenge doing these three quilts.  But I am also glad they are finished and out the door!

Block of the Month Beauty

Here is an incredible quilt pieced and appliqued by Abby W. from New York state.   She said it took a year and a half to complete the top.  I’m not surprised. She did a wonderful job!  The pattern was a block of the month offered a couple of years ago on The Quilt Show  (with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims) on the Internet.  It was designed by Sue Garman.

I did my best to compliment the top with combination of straight line quilting , stitch in the ditch, and freehand flowers, leaves and feathers.  It took a while, but the results were worth it.  The back side (last pic) looks like a whole cloth whitework quilt!Image

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