When I designed the quilt for Linda M Poole from her upcoming “Radiance” line I also designed this quilt from Linda’s “Irridescence” line, in the modern quilt style, as a class. Everything I’ve noticed about the modern quilt movement is that it’s fun, fresh and all about the fabric.
During the design process I gave consideration to the fabrics available in the line and how to have a bit of fun and let them shine. For me this is a bit of a return to piecing as lately I’ve been all about the machine quilting process. I have all of the fabric I need to piece this and just need to come up with a really good name.
I’ve been a lot quiet lately, not exactly by choice. I’ve been finishing up an article for Quilt Scene, published by Quilting Arts just for Quilt Festival in Houston. I’d pitched the concept a while back and when the article was accepted I needed to do some editing to the article, bind a little quilt to send off to be shot for the magazine and well, we’ll let the rest be a surprise. I’m thrilled and honored to be part of this magazine again this year.
I’m teaching the advanced quilting class and enjoying the process. As always I have some fantastic students who are so eager and willing to learn. The first week feathers were flying, this week we focused on shapes and I got a few of them doing my swirling feathers.
Filling out applications to teach at MQX and through AQS took part of my time as well. Making sure the applications were filled out correctly and specifically for AQS that my cover letter sounded coherent. I read it to a couple of different people prior to shipping it off. With the applications went a quilted piece that I had hanging around from practicing. I thought having a small quilt would be better than printing pictures as the focus, the quilting, would clearly be seen.
The summer is full with quilting, quilt making and fun.