Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Quilt Quark Gallery - from Susan Rink

 Hi from Susan Rink!


Yes, I have been keeping busy during the pandemic...

Later today I will drop off three more philanthropy quilts for "Faye's Kids", part of my goal to make one philanthropy quilt each month in 2020 and to reduce my stash of precuts and fabric. These are quilts #7, 8 and 9 for the year, so I'm on target to get to 12 by December! All three of these were quilted by GMQG member Rita Sassone.

The first two are from Moda charm packs and are a pattern I found online called "Bright Windows." I think the more sophisticated palette is nice for a tween/teen.

Bright Windows 1

Bright Windows 2

The third quilt is a Moda charm pack of their Shibori line -- it is a semi-improv method I found on YouTube posted by an Aussie quilter, "The Gourmet Quilter". I thought it worked really well with the two fabrics and think this is a good gender-neutral quilt for a tween/teen.

Indigo Lighting Bolts

Two more projects I recently completed include a Halloween table runner (a modified version of the cover pattern from the Autumn 2020 issue of "Quilting World") and a blue "Jelly Roll Race" quilt. Again, both were quilted by Rita.

I made the table runner for my best friend Debby, the lady who got me into quilting back in the early 1990s and who absolutely LOVES Halloween. I'm modifying the runner pattern to make a set of placemats for my home in aqua/teal and gray/silver to match our home decor and complement our collection of aqua blown glass and mercury glass pumpkins. 

Debby's Pumpkin Runner

The blue Jelly Roll Race quilt was started at a retreat with my WV guild back in 2014...so it definitely qualifies as an entry in my "Year of Finishing" collection! I plan to keep this one for myself.

Blue Jelly Roll Race


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