When we first had the idea of showing you on the blog what the staffers are working on at home, we had no idea that it would be enough for several posts. Today, we continue on with our look into their sewing rooms.
Lura has been working on her lovely Rose Star quilt blocks for a while and now they are all done. She chose this gray-green background fabric of Jinny’s from her Coventry collection and is on the hunt for a little more to do the borders. She wonders if any Jinny Beyer fans can help?
In addition, she is another member of the staff to do the “Quarantine Quilt-along” by Gudrun Erla. Lura’s “Elvira” was done in done in Charley Harper fabrics.
Elaine finished the quilting on her husband Dan’s penguin quilt, made in commemoration of his trip to Antarctica last year. The design, “Penguin Party” is by Elizabeth Hartman. How adorable is that!
Nancy recently finished quilting this Feathered Star the night before it had to be photographed for a quilt show so the binding was only glued onto the back. This was quickly sewn down when the quarantine began. Jinny’s Aruba fabric is the background and the deep red Delhi fabric is the perfect border. The quilt was inspired by her favorite piece at the “Infinite Variety” quilt show in Manhattan in 2011.
This second quilt goes way back to the 2013 Quilters’ Quest. It was called “Potomac Charms” and the top was a sample for the Studio. Working on the hand quilting this winter with a “big stitch” it reminded her of an Alpine sunset seen while hiking this past summer and the quilt was renamed “Mont Blanc Sunset.”
And finally, the step-outs for Nancy’s “No Tear Paper Piecing” class were getting a little ratty so she just sewed them all together. The quilt is filled with Jinny’s fabric and Palette #122 makes the perfect background. She’s now working on a pieced border with 100+ flying geese.
We hope you’ve enjoyed looking into what the staff has been up to. At the rate they are sewing away, we will be back with more soon.
9 thoughts on “Quarantine Quilts Part IV”
Wow, these look amazing. So much work put in, it’s such a beautiful art. Thanks for sharing these.
I would love to have the info on the “Nancy’s no tear paper piecing” class. Is it online?
This is Nancy. The class is not offered online. It is usally held at the Studio but, needless to say, we have no classes on the schedule right now. I first saw this technique explained by Judy Mathieson many years ago and I just adapted what I do from there. See if you can find Judy’s book, “Mariner’s Compass Quilts.” She gives a wonderful explanation in it.
Is it possible to get the pattern or directions for the Gudrun Eria ‘s Quarantine Quilt-along.? It looks like something I could actually do & it is really pretty. Thank you for all the really beautiful works of art on your blog. Truly inspiring.
I’m told the Gudrun Erla site is gequiltdesigns.com and the pattern is for sale and called Elvira.
I love all these beautiful quilts. I always knew that the people at the studio are phenomenally talented. I can’t wait to take some more classes when all this is over.
By the way, I assume that club is cancelled today. I haven’t received anything saying it was, but…
Yes, Susie, Club is cancelled until we get word that it is safe to open up again. Hope you ar doing well.
I am old as old goes….and I want to give a big thanks to Rebecca. I can not tell from little squares of fabric on line what they look like. Plus I never seem to find all the fabrics to look at, and here comes Rebecca to my rescue. She knows the product line, has wonderful taste, and more importantly is patient and helpful. She is kind. I call from North Carolina and I always need help. Jinny, she goes that extra mile. Always. Favorite thing she did? Introduced me to eyelash.
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