Today's grouping is a bit eclectic. First, there were a couple of small quilts that I thought were really great. Paige's Cursive is simple, but really beautifully done. The lettering is made with beautifully hand appliqued bias strips. I love how it's quilted too.
This quilt by Chawne highlights her tiny piecing. It's inspired by the town of Carrboro, a small community near Chapel Hill, NC. I love making small units like this so this is fascinating.
Group or Bee Quilts
This quilt was made by the BeeSewcial group with the prompt: "linear". Each block maker could interpret that how they liked. I love the variety and the color palette.
This quilt was made by the Do Good Stitches group. The blocks were to be improvisationally pieced fan blocks. I love how they came out!
This quilt is a progressive quilt made at the Mid Altlantic Mod quilting retreat. I love that it's a true collaboration since all the members were working on the blocks at the same time and place. I think it really shines as a group quilt and I love the shapes they came up with.
This quilt requires a bit of explanation. It's a group project that Jeanne is coordinating and this is just the first of what will eventually be 1200 quilts. If you are so moved to donate blocks to the effort here's a link to the project. The idea is to collect 70273 blocks, each with two red X's.
Between January 1940 and August 1941 the Nazis murdered 70273 disabled people. Going through medical records, physicians were required to place a red X on the form of any person they deemed disabled. Once two red X's were at the bottom of a page, the person was murdered.
Miriam's quilt has such a wonderful color story. It's inspired by the notion of human companionship and "finding the one".
Use of Negative Space
Infused Plaid won First Place in Use of Negative Space, and no wonder. This quilt is very creatively quilted with the colored thread to create the look of plaid. I can't imagine how hard it would be to do those lines!
I just love this tree quilt. I find the simplicity of the design fascinating. It's created with a version of a Drunkard's Path block and bias tape applique. Lindsey was inspired by Dutch design and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and thus came the name.
Finally for today we have this lovely black and white quilt. Janice was inspired by Starlings flying in a winter sky. Very cool!
I have two more posts to do from QuiltCon so stay tuned for that. Up next is Minimalist Design and Modern Traditionalism and the last post will be all about my favorite category, Improvisation.