Thursday, January 26, 2012

Inspiration of the Week - FFA3

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This week's inspiration features a lovely strip quilt with a unique twist - wonky blocks are incorporated too! Bec of Chasing Cottons used Heather Ross's Far Far Away fabrics to create this great baby quilt. In Bec's own words:
"Even though i don't make many strip quilts, i really have a thing for them. I think they showcase the fabrics perfectly. They're modern. They're easy. They don't waste fabric. They comes together really fast. They're perfect for straight line quilting, i really should make more!"
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Bec used the wonky blocks to showcase parts of the fabrics she found interesting. The rest was strip-pieced. It all works together so well! You can see Bec's quilt process here.

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Thanks for sharing, Bec!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspiration of the Week - Just Add Stripes

This week's inspiration comes from Ellen of Cathy Heck Studio. Her Just Add Stripes quilt is a lovely display of wonky stripes. 
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Plus a swatch detail!

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Read Ellen's post here. Thanks for sharing, Ellen!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inspiration of the Week - Putnam-Hauser Linen Quilt

The Putnam-Hauser Linen Quilt is simply astounding. Sherri of daintytime brings us this week's inspiration with her commissioned quilt for the Putnam-Hauser family. Made of linen and handquilted (yes, she handquilted that behemoth!), it's a work of art.

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Be sure to read Sherri's post on the finished quilt here, as well as her process archive here. Sherri - thanks for sharing!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Angela : World-Class Quilter

Have you seen the recent Fons & Porter newsletter with the Gammill longarm ad? Did you see the quilt in the Gammill ad?? Well, here's a huge shout out to Angela Walters, whose quilt is featured in it! 

Angela was introduced to the Gammill marketing executive at the Fall 2011 Quilt Market. He extended an invitation to submit a quilt for consideration in their upcoming ad campaign. Angela's submission was one of two quilts selected for their campaign!

The quilt Angela chose to submit was her entry for the first Project Modern Challenge. You can read more about her entry here. She originally purchased a Gammill longarm because, as she says, "they are located in Missouri." She's been using it for more than nine years now, and it's still going strong!

You can see the Fons & Porter newsletter online here. Be sure to give Angela some love next time you see her. Congrats, Angela!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Inspiration of the Week

For our first inspiration of the week for 2012, we are featuring some bright, happy quilts by Maritza of Notty Bits.  We love the colors and polka dots in these two baby, bunting quilts.  You can read more about them here, and thanks Maritza for sharing them with us this week!