Thursday, July 4, 2013

Solid Attempt 60" x 60" and Leaf Pods 44" x 59"

This is a tale of two seemingly unconnected quilts.  The 2013 challenge at my local quilt guild, Common Threads, was to create a quilt using only solid color fabrics.  So I pulled from my stash and purchased as many colors as I could, whacked at them freely, and sewed them into cheerfully wonky log cabin blocks.  Then my friend Grace needed a piece of equipment I no longer use, so I asked her to swap by quilting it on her new long arm machine.  Ha Ha!  "Solid Attempt" was ready for the challenge two weeks early.  Then I reread the was supposed to be finished entirely by me.  Crikey!

So back to the cutting table.  Along with thousands of other quilters, I am very attracted to the new "Modern Quilting" aesthetic.  I like the clean minimalist design approach.  "Leaf Pods" is my own composition, and I won Best Large Art Quilt in the challenge competition.  ("Solid Attempt" was demoted to the Show and Tell portion of the meeting, but it didn't seem to mind.)


  1. I love them both. You do art and modern very well.

  2. Love the leaf pods, Sara. The pop of green makes it. :)

  3. I just discovered your Leaf Pods quilt via pinterest. I love it and I'm putting it on my "to make" list.

  4. Hi Sara, I'm very interested in your beautiful leaf pod design, it's a fantastic balance of action and calm. Is there a possibility of you sharing the pattern? I would like to make it for my daughter' newly decorated charcoal and white bedroom, it would be perfect!

  5. Do you have a pattern for your Leaf Pods quilt? If so, where can it be purchased?

  6. Hi
    Like your pattern of leaf pod. Do you make pattern for sale?
    Greetings fromm Norway