Inspiration – 2011 Sisters Quilt Show « Sue Spargo

Sue Spargo posted this lovely quilt last July, but I was struck by the quilting today while browsing for inspiration. Click on the picture below to go to the original post – then click on her picture for an enlargement – it’s the second to last quilt in her post. And if you click on the quilt picture one more time, it will enlarge further, so you can see how each square was quilted.

inspirational quilting

via Saturday Sisters Quilt Show « Sue Spargo.


Raw Edge Confetti vs. Pieced Confetti

Last month, Caroline distributed fabric to make confetti blocks, but she discovered when making a pieced sample that she could get a similar look just by raw-edge appliquéing the confetti pieces onto the background. She asked us to leave a ¼” raw edge, so the material would fray in the wash.

Caroline's Confetti Sample
Caroline’s Confetti Sample

I took a creative step and overlapped some of the pieces. She had some precious scraps of an elephant batik to highlight.

Carol's raw-edge confetti

Claudia took a creative leap and created a circus scene, with the elephant teetering off a platform.Claudia's confetti block

Overall, I think Caroline will be pleased with everyone’s contributions.all confetti blocks

This month Jaime asked us to make a pieced confetti block, using a white background. Her sample though used a gorgeous Moda Solid (not Bella). We’re all looking in our stashes for more “Solids by Moda” taupe, because she doesn’t have enough to finish her quilt. Each square takes a fat quarter.

Jaime's Confetti Sample
Jaime’s Confetti Sample