These quilts were designed and made as part of Project Quilting quilt challenges. Each challenge has a unique theme and participants have just 1 week to start and finish a quilted project inspired by the challenge theme! This is such a fun challenge series and while the challenge weeks are intense, they have inspired me to try new designs, techniques and have fun!!
A Focus Through the Prism, Project Quilting Series
This series of quilts were designed and made as part of Project Quilting "A Focus Through the Prism" challenge series. Each quilt finishes at 20" square, is designed based on the month's block inspiration and features one color of fabric from the Cherrywood ROYGBIV bundle.
12" modern makeover blocks designed as part of Modern Quilts Unlimited "Everything Old Is New Again" monthly challenges featuring Michael Miller fabrics (mostly Cotton Couture solids)
Awarded Best Modern Quilt Special Award and 1st Place Large/XL Modern Quilt at San Mateo County Fair, 3rd Place in 2017 Pacific International Quilt Festival/Mid-Century Mod Modern Quilt Competition, Best Modern Quilt and 1st Place in the Large/XL Modern Quilts Category at the 2018 San Mateo County Fair.
Made for Curated Quilts Triangle Mini Challenge. Awarded 2nd Place Ribbon for Small Pieced Quilted Wall Hanging in the 2018 San Mateo County Fair and 8th Place in Quilt Expo’s 2018 Modern Mini Quilt Challenge.
Made as part of RaNae Merrill's Free Motion Mastery in a Month online laboratory. Published in RaNae Merrill's "Free Motion Mastery in a Month" A Block a Day to Machine Quilting Success!" book (Dec 2016).
I love hand dyeing my own fabrics. I work mostly with Pimatex cotton and procion fiber reactive dyes. It is fun to see the dyes interact to create explosions of color and texture. Now I just need to muster the courage to cut up these lovelies and incorporate more of them into my quilts!!
Diagonal Stripes--Fat Quarter
Hand Dyed Stripes--Half Yard
Tray Dyed Half Yard
Pink & Orange Colorburst--Fat Quarter
Purple Colorburst--Fat Quarter
Hand Dyed Fat Quarter
Tray Dyed 1 Yard
Tray Dyed Half Yard
Hand Dyed Mandalas
As part of my mandala series, I also hand dye my own mandala designs. Several of these mandala designs have been embellished with free-motion quilting and turned into Wholecloth Quilts, which are posted in the Magnificent Mandalas gallery.