If you glanced through my web site you realize that I like to design appliqué quilts. I have more ideas than time. The local guild inspired me to design one for them. As usual, a design is simply a problem to be solved.
- The guild needs to make money by raffling off the quilt.
- The quilt needs to look great from across the room inviting people to get close enough to buy raffle tickets.
- The quilt must have sections that can be given to other quilters to stitch.
- The quilt should represent the Sacramento valley.
- The design must be approved by the quilt show chair for 2018.
The quilt show chair expressed a wish for a stained glass window quilt so I looked at the best for inspiration.
Louis Comfort Tiffany
The advantage to this design idea is there are a variety of shapes that can become quilt blocks for other guild members to stitch. I wanted to simplify the design so it wouldn’t be intimidating for those who are new to appliqué. I started with a mountain and a few hills. We can see the part of the Sierra range from town. I added the basics of a tree.
I worked with Korey Chase and Sandra Mollon the Quilt Show Chair and the Artistic Adviser until the design looked like this:
There were many modifications and adjustments plus a few terrific group appliqué lessons lead by Sandra.
Fabric Garden offered us their classroom for our first stitching session. The room was FULL! I was delighted.
Our next sewing session was at Meissner’s. Thank you to both venues for their generosity.
Due to all the hard work we see results.
Several weeks later the sashing and borders are stitched and the quilt top is done except for stitching down a few birds.
The quilt is now with the long arm quilter. I can’t wait to see the results.