Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Box of Rain

Have you worked with Oakshott cottons yet? Kaffe Fasset shot cottons? Essex linens? Well this quilt has them all! Karen of Blooming Poppies created this incredible improv quilt using a variety of lush, soft fabrics. Her end result is something we wish we could touch through the computer screen!

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Karen bought this Sunrise Fat 8ths pack of Oakshott cottons while she was at QuiltCon in February. She pre-washed her fabrics and explains her experience with that here.

She did a ton of improv work with this quilt! Her process is amazing to read about.

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The quilting is all organic vertical lines, which must have taken a ton of time and thread, but gave it a beautiful effect.

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And the back shows off that quilting so well!

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Read more details about the Box of Rain quilt here. Thanks for sharing, Karen!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Inspiration of the Week - Circular Edge

Hello KCMQGers! We are starting up our Inspiration of the Week posts again. Look for them on Tuesday mornings.


For our first Inspiration of 2013, we'd like to share with you this Circular Edge quilt.

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Circles can appear daunting, but Faith of Fresh Lemons has a "shortcut"! She used her Sizzix die cutter to cut all her circles out in Laura Gunn's new fabric line, Edges. She then fused them to her neutral squares, which are all Free Spirit Designer solids.

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We think this is a fabulous and colorful mini quilt that would look stunning on any wall! Read more about Faith's process in making this mini quilt here and here.

Thanks for sharing, Faith!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

To Boston With Love

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild has organized a collaborative effort to show Boston that quilters across the world care about the people of their city during a very stressful time. A special Memorial Day exhibit of banners created from flags donated from around the world will send them a message of peace and hope.

The Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild members are invited to participate by creating one or more flags following the tutorial and guidelines offered here. If you are seeking inspiration for your flag, you'll find many examples here. We'll collect flags at the May 9th guild meeting and mail them tied together in one package. Monica Vega, our Charity Chairperson, will also accept flags until May 15 if you can't make it to the meeting on May 9th. Please email the guild if you need her contact information.

The flags come together very quickly. Remember to read all of the information offered in VMQG's post regarding the color palette, dimensions, and construction details before you get started. Thank you for being part of this show of support for Boston!