There are some quilters, like me, who follow patterns. I may deviate a little bit, but mostly, I follow directions. Then, there are some quilters, like Vera (on the right) who create their own patterns and whip quilts up in no time! Vera made this quilt out of some Robert Kaufman fabric that Cynthia designed and Cynthia definitely approved.
That is her handwriting – JUMP – she somehow put her beautiful handwriting into her sewing machine and then it came out on the quilt OR maybe she just sewed it on freehand? I have no idea. It’s, just, so cool AND darned creative!
Then, there was Amy‘s quilted piece. She made it out of fancy, gauzy strips and there’s other pieces of fabric sewn inside the strips somehow.
She made another, smaller one, that she filled with beads and sequins and stuff.
And this is one of Felicity’s quilts. It’s my most favourite of all her quilts.
It’s called a Confetti Quilt – it’s all sorts of tiny pieces sewn into a base colour. I would love to make one one day. I especially love the hand stitching around each tiny stamp-sized piece of fabric. This quilt won Honorable Mention at Quilt Con this year. It was lovely to see it in person!
And that’s only a few of the quilts I saw last Thursday at Quilting Bee. You can see all the amazing work my fellow guild members created right here!