Nature in the City I

This is a wall hanging I did this past month using one PB&J mini-charm pack. For the piecing, I juxtaposed the dark pieced, angular shapes with the expanse of white background (Kona Snow). Then I freemotion quilted it on my domestic sewing machine – a Janome 8200, which I absolutely adore. I put in the skyline of downtown city buildings with the riot of plants in front of it, which is how I see downtown Portland across the river from my Southeast Portland life. I plan on making more of these Nature in the City quilts. They are small, fun, easy to manipulate on a domestic machine, and easy to store. I had problems getting the chalk pencil off so I used a lot of ecostain remover, and the white became discolored. I am trying to wash it out, but it makes it look antique so if it stays that will be fine too.

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Bargello Quilt

I just finished this Bargello quilt a few weeks ago. It was pieced last year (2012) and then I long armed it this summer at Quilting Delights in Clackamas, Oregon. I don’t have a long arm machine (although I would love one!) so I rent time there. This was the first quilt I quilted with a long arm and I drew up the quilting design ahead of time then freemotioned it.

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Little Map Quilt

Finished Sept 2013 by Kori. I was inspired by the modern quilt club I attend to make this quilt using expansive negative space. I used that space to stitch roads, houses, trees, and little neighborhoods. I went outside of my usual fabric choices and used a Road 15 mini-charm pack. I really loved making this mini quilt and ordered more Road 15 charm packs to make a bigger one! Even though this may not be truly a modern quilt, it uses some of the modern elements. I am more of an “eclectic” quilter rather than fitting into one category. This is my first blog entry, and hope to contribute new ideas on quilting on a regular basis.

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