Good morning, and thanks again for following along with all of the blog posts on the Modern Appliqué Illusions tour! Today, check out my friend Krista Robbins’s blog, Sew What’s Cooking?, to read her reactions to the book and see the mini project she made from my Ripples pattern!
I’ve been having a great time exploring each project in the book in greater detail, and today’s quilt is River Bend. This is probably one of the simplest quilts in the book to make, comprising a seamed background and just two applique pieces (the river banks). I was inspired by the late summer thunderstorms that my family sometimes sees when we are traveling around the upper Midwest where we live. At the end of the storm bright sunlight will slice across the ground, creating this odd juxtaposition of brightly lit ground and ominously dark, cloudy sky. I think the ombre fabric, by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics, perfectly captures the effect I was going for.
I quilted the sky on a rented long arm at a local quilt shop, using an organic cloud motif in contrasting silver thread. For the river banks below, I found the perfect shade of gold Aurifil to quilt organic Receding quilting lines.
If you’d like to win a bit of fabric left over from making this quilt, along with some Pellon Wonder Under, make sure to leave a comment on this post–I’ll draw a winner in three days (so midnight, Nov. 21). Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway on the Grove post for a chance to win a copy of the book–that one ends tonight at midnight! Finally, congratulations to Linda, whose name was drawn for the Chicken Scratch giveaway!
Thanks again for following along with the blog tour! If you’ve missed any stops (and any chances to win a copy of the book!), here’s the full schedule for you:
11/10: C&T Publishing
11/11: Jenifer Dick/42 Quilts
11/12: Debbie Grifka/Esch House Quilts
11/13: Kathy Mack/Pink Chalk Studio
11/14: Shannon Brinkley/Bottle Tree
11/16: Kevin Kosbab/Feed Dog Designs
11/17: Generation Q Magazine
11/18: Krista Robbins/Sew What’s Cooking?
11/19: Fat Quarter Shop/Jolly Jabber
11/20: Violet Craft
11/21: Kristy Daum/St. Louis Folk Victorian
11/22: Cindy Lammon/Hyacinth Quilt Designs
11/23: Modern Quilts Unlimited