This session we are mixing things up a little, we have chosen trends and fads in the Modern quilt industry for each month and invited our members to choose one of the areas where they would like to experiment, and then share their experience with the group. We hope this gives you a boost to try something new, create something new, share something new.
In March we will be discussing the work of Carolyn Friedlander. Reminder that the Metallic Swap is open, sign ups close next month.
JoyLyn, Kristin, Anna, Pamela & Sydney
February was "Envelopes and Gems"
Emily James shared these envelopes and hearts.
Here are Emily's gems, using the Gemology Block by SarahRoseQuilts on etsy.com. If you look close you can see that she added a heat transfer with each gem's name.
Susan Greenwood shared these envelopes & hearts.
Here is Susan's gem using Gem Stone by Quilt It Out on Craftsy. She used the metallic linen in the center.
Lauren Waldram made this great gem for us, also using the Gemology Block.
Lori Wells tried envelopes from Love Notes Quilt from Missouri Star Company.
Kristin Experimented with these envelopes from You've Got Mail, by Auymi Takahashi in Patchwork Please, and gems also using Gemology.
Anna tested out 3 different envelope ideas, using Return to Sender by Kelly Liddle in Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 7 2014, and the Missouri Star block.
Two other block ideas you can look into, in addition to many others online, are Letters from Home by Heather Givens at crimsontate.com & Envelopes by Carolyn Friedlander.