April 4, 2014

Quilt accepted in a publication

I got the happy news recently that a quilt of mine has been accepted into a forthcoming book by Sherri Lynn Wood, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.  Sherri solicited quilts from volunteers, who were assigned one or another improvisational quilt "score" set by Sherri.  Even though I've done quite a bit of improvisational work before, I learned a lot in the process of making this quilt, and I look forward to sharing more about it, including photos, once the book is published in winter/spring 2015.  (Until then, contributors are legally bound not to share any photos online.)

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To give you a photo of something, though, here's the fabric I've just cut for a small project--a runner to put on the top of the buffet in my dining room.

This is a selection of Japanese daiwabo fabric, quite different from what I usually work with, but it is such lovely material.  Here's another view of the fabrics, uncut:

Several years ago, I bought a dozen pieces of daiwabo at a quilt show, and made a few placemats from them.  I really like the subtle variations in texture and color.   Here's one of the placemats:

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on having your quilt selected! I'm looking forward to buying the book.

    Are you thinking of using the same pattern of thin strips for the runner or doing something different?