Inspiration of the month

The LMQG would like to start a new feature this month where we share with our members and readership every month a quilt that has caught our eye and the we find particularly inspiring to the cause of modern and contemporary quilting.  To start we’d like to share with you the Feather Quilt made by Jolene Klassen who blogs at Blue Elephant Stitches.

feather1© Blue Elephant Stitches.  Used with permission

Joleen was intrigued by the feather pattern my Anna Maria Horner and started of with a set of feathers but then gradually added more diverse elements to the quilt.

feather2© Blue Elephant Stitches. Used with permission

She uses a lot of low volume fabrics punctuated with littler spots of brightly patterned fabric. The arrangement has an improvisational look that is truly contemporary but also links back to a past where quilts were made by using old shirts and left over pieces that were available. Joleen’s favorite element is the little nine-patch section in the top left section and I am sure everybody who likes this quilt can find a little favorite section somewhere on it.

feathers4© Blue Elephant Stitches. Used with permission

Judith Dahmen

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