Monday, August 8, 2011
Here is a quilt I made a few years ago entitled "Wholly Moda!" The Fabric Patch in Ironwood, MI sponsored a Moda fabric quilt challenge contest requiring you to use a pack of Moda neutral background fabrics in your quilt entry. There were several categories one could choose to enter and I chose "The most Moda fabrics." From my stash entirely, I used 88 different Moda fabrics, all documented by the Moda logo cut from the selvages of each fabric. I do love Moda fabric!!
This pattern is "Flowering Vines" from the book: "Flowering Favorites" from Piece O' Cake Designs. I pieced the background in the border blocks using the challenge fabric and then appliqued them.
This quilt hangs in my upstairs hallway and always makes me smile. Oh, and I did win a sewing machine as first place in this contest. That made me smile big time!
I have completely finished (including sleeve and label) my "Essence of Self" quilt for our applique group challenge. I can't say another word about it (secret identity), but I am happy with it and will look forward to seeing everyone and their quilts in September at our next meeting.
Also: "Flower Power" is presently in Colorado where Quilter's Newsletter is creating their own pattern from it, to be featured as a series quilt in their magazine starting this December. I had just finished creating my own pattern to be self published, but that will be on hold for now.
If you subscribe to Quilting Quarterly (NQA's magazine), my quilt "Woods and Wildflowers" is pictured in the Winner's Gallery in the current issue.
I will have more news to share next time.