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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quilty Pleasures Wednesday

We are back for another round of "Quilty Pleasures." A friend said that it sounds naughty, but we know that all things quilty are actually quite nice.

I am a big fan of Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston, authors of the books Collaborative Quilting and Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again: Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs.
 Sorry about the writing on the covers, but I really really don't want to lose these books.
Freddy is all about color;that's her in front. Gwen is the go-to person for design.

Although they live far from each other, Freddy in California and Gwen on Beaver Island in Michigan, they find time to collaborate on quilts, traveling to each others' homes to design and sew quilts. If you ever get a chance to take a class from these two, it's a kick!

Anyway, I was bitten by the crazy colors and free piecing that are signature Freddy and Gwen. My latest project is a smaller quilt, around 30" by 24" and it's called Pure Bliss. I apologize for the photos. It's bright sunny here and I am still learning the camera.
I used a central fabric and started building around it, using scraps I had for the house and the borders surrounding it.
The center fabric was fussy cut from a fabric called Paseo de los Muertos. I like how the little guy at the right bottom corner is peeking up at the happy couple.
The black fabric is called Grateful Skeletons and the outer red border is called Petals. I think they are all Alexander Henry fabrics. Now, to quilt it, which I have been saying for several months now.


  1. You are so talented and creative!. Linda and I teach (taught) about Dia de los Muertos. It is an interesting concept

  2. Thanks for the kind comment, Jan.

  3. I am going to start making houses right away - this is such an inspiration!


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