Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sun Thoughts

Quilting to me has always been about the fabrics. I grew up in a family of traditional quilters and would always imagine my mother and grandmother’s quilts with fabrics of my choice. I moved away and started traveling and collecting fabrics from all over the world. My first few quilts were simple traditional patterns. I joined the Modern Quilt guild last year looking for a better way to showcase my fabric pile, and was amazed by the absolutely stunning quilts that were being made. On a whim I decided to sign up for this quilt show having no idea what I would do. To me, Modern quilting is not using a pattern, and I had never done that before. It was always so intimidating! I knew that I would have to just dive into it, and the smaller sized quilt was the perfect chance. I decided to go with a sun themed quilt because I had some sun flavored fabrics lying around. I first created a design board online ( of other sun quilts, then I got my creative juices flowing using Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s method of “making fabric”. I worked the quilt bottom up and knew I needed some texture for my sun. The silk taffetas are probably my favorite in the piece. I am surprised at how much I like this now that it is finished, and how easy it was!


  1. Your golden silks are dazzling! Love the shimmer they add.

  2. Very striking ... loved it when you first posted on 15 Min & love seeing it again ... interesting story, too!

  3. The silk taffeta adds so much sparkle to an already sunny piece! It is beautiful. And you certainly have been successful without a traditional pattern.


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