Today I have the pleasure of gushing over a few examples of my co-workers’ talent (see April 11 post).
This is 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.)
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.
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.
Don’t you love the result she got fussy cutting the hexagons for this one?
Here is her other latest creation:
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.