Ray of Light
Jinny completed this quilt in October 1977. It is hand pieced and hand quilted and in was the winner of the Good Housekeeping and U.S. Historical Society contest, “The Great American Quilt.”
Completed in 1996, Jinny designed this quilt for the 1996 Hilton Head Seminar theme “Tessellations”. This quilt illustrates how to achieve a “glow” by shading the fabrics so that a very light or bright one sits next to a very dark one.
Jinny began this quilt in 1986 and completed it in 1989. The design was achieved by fragmenting two large squares and three parallelograms. She did a small version of these shapes on paper then shaded them and photocopied the results. She manipulated the photocopies until she found a layout that seemed best for the quilt.
This quilt is a tessellation based on a rectangle. It combines translation, rotation and mirroring. The quilt was completed in 1995 and is a featured project in Christmas with Jinny Beyer.
Jinny designed an eight-pointed star block, made it approximately 60 inches, and then “fragmented” each of the shapes for a kaleidoscopic effect. This quilt is featured in 88 Leaders in the Quilt World Today and in Jinny’s book Color Confidence for Quilters. Begun in 1989, the quilting was completed in 1992.
This quilt was made by Jinny Beyer to commemorate all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Her goal was to have at least one piece for each of the victims. There are 4,777 pieces in the quilt, the one in the center is for her friend, Barbara Olson, who was in the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
Many different fabrics, in shades of blue, burgundy, brown and gray were used for this quilt which Jinny made for the 2003 Seminar. She used scraps of border print fabric for the centers of each block.The name comes from the fact that the design of the quilt looks different depending on which way the quilt is held.
Ode To Vasarely
Inspired by a postcard showing one of Victor Vasarely’s works, Jinny began this quilt in 1980 and finished it in 1985. The design is a variation of the “Tumbling Blocks” pattern, and uses a 60 degree diamond. The concept led to Jinny’s design fragmentation technique where she divides shapes in blocks into smaller pieces.
Wedding Quilt for Kiran and Rob
This quilt was created for the wedding of Jinny’s daughter Kiran and her husband Rob.
Finished in 1987, this quilt is based on the “Baby Blocks” pattern but the blocks are stacked differently. The quilt is a charm quilt containing 925 different fabrics.The “tile” is made up of 20 diamonds which form a large elongated hexagon. These tiles are repeated to form the overall design.
This quilt was begun in 1979 and finished in 1981. The design is an original one inspired by the Castle Wall block. Two different colorings are used in alternate blocks, causing an all over kaleidoscopic effect. This is one of Jinny’s early quilts where she incorporated the use of border prints within the block design.
Six half hexagons are joined together into a “Y” shape to create the “tile”. It was begun in 1978 and completed in 1980.
Blue Star Sapphire
Jinny’s book Medallion Quilts features this quilt on the cover. It is hand pieced and hand quilted and was completed in October of 1983. This quilt was begun just before Jinny began designing fabrics, and when her first collection came out, she liked the beige roses fabric better than the print she had sewn into the background of the stars, so she replaced it. This is the first quilt Jinny made that had any of her own fabric designs.
Grandmother’s Flower Garden
From the beginning of her interest in quiltmaking, Jinny has been fascinated with mosaic designs. “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” is a over-all mosaic design. This is Jinny’s first quilt. She began it in 1972 while living in India. It is hand pieced, hand quilted and made of hand block printed Indian cottons.
Old World Star
This quilt, containing more than 50 different fabrics, was inspired by Jinny’s soft-edge piecing technique. The quilt combines many other techniques used through the years–use of border prints, color shading, piecing and applique. In progress for four years, it was completed in the fall of 1994.
Sunflower was designed, hand pieced, and hand quilted by Jinny in 1974. This quilt features many Indian block prints, collected when Jinny and her family lived in India. In small villages, craftsmen would carve intricate designs into wood blocks. They would mix up dyes from a variety of natural ingredients and then use those blocks to hand-print designs on cotton cloth. Jinny’s fascination with these richly colored, hand-printed textiles led to quite an accumulation of fabric!
Made in 1975, this is Jinny’s fourth quilt. It is hand pieced and hand quilted and made with wood block printed Indian cottons. The design was inspired by a mosaic mid-Eastern box owned by her friend, Suzi Golan. The central design shows an example of three-mirror kaleidoscopic symmetry. It was interesting to find out that the overall size of the quilt is the proportions of a Golden Rectangle.