Gushing and oozing

Today I have the pleasure of gushing over a few examples of my co-workers’ talent (see  April 11 post).

This is Marge:

Marge

She and I have had a blast working Thursdays together for the past three and a half months. She made this amazing sample for the shop. (Sorry for the poor photo angle. The sample is pinned to a wall, and fabric shelves close by, coupled with a rush to get the photo, prevented a better shot.)

If it helps, click on the photo to enlarge it and step back or squint to get the full effect.

If it helps, click on the photo to enlarge it and step back or squint to get the full effect.

Those blocks are only 6″ square, which means each of the half-square triangles that form the little pinwheels measures 1½”. You can see how adept she is at putting lights, mediums and darks together to help create the highlights and shadows in the design. We all gasped when she brought it in; wish you could see it up close….

This is a block from a sample Kim made with vintage/reproduction fabrics.

Kim's sample

We loved the cheddar centers of the Dresden plates, the shirtings for the small points and her unusual fabric picks for the larger patches. She employed an invisible machine appliqué technique to secure the Dresden plates to the background fabric. Its beauty and workmanship garnered heaps of praise from both staff and customers.

Annlee recently taught a paper piecing hexagon class and appliquéd her collection of hand-pieced flowers into this pretty wall hanging.

Annlee's hexagon

Don’t you love the result she got fussy cutting the hexagons for this one?

haxagon close up

Here is her other latest creation:

If you can enlarge the photo and zoom in on the left side, you will see that she added a tiny flange between the top and binding. She's good with details like that.

If you’re able to enlarge the photo and zoom in on the left side, you will see that she added a tiny flange between the top and binding. She’s good with details like that.

Even though it was dark and cold in the parking lot outside the restaurant, this quilt was worth the shivering tolerated to get the photo.

If you’re not especially fond of vintage/reproduction fabrics, it wouldn’t surprise me if you became a convert after seeing these photos. They do grow on you.

It was great working with people who oozed talent and creativity.  I shall miss that almost as much as I will miss them.

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  1. Rhonda

    Oh my gosh! All of the quilts are just gorgeous. I am sure you will miss those talented, creative ladies, but no doubt you will keep in touch. It is inspiring to be around such creative minds. I see a monthly show and tell dinner in the works.

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