It is inspiring to see so many different styles and designs. The designers bring us many different possibilities used in quilting, from embellishments, to raw edge applique, machine applique, paper piecing, and strip piecing. The fabrics used are cotton prints, solids, and Balis.
Granny’s Favorite simulates the look of your grandmother’s afghan. It is an easy to make quilt, using the strip piece method. Quilt designer Marjorie Rhine is a local NW artist from Damascus , Oregon.
The Tequila Buzz quilt uses quick construction methods in making a traditional Buzzsaw block.
Typhoon Swirl is an ideal quilt for a beginner who is ready to learn new techniques including “sew and fold” corners, and on point setting. The quilt is made with all straight line cutting and piecing. This quilt looks fantastic whether made with a light or dark background.
Marjorie Rhine designed this bright and colorful Fruit Salad quilt for intermediate quilters. All the lines in this quilt are straight. Use your paper piecing skills, and mix up your own fruit salad. The finished block size is 7 1/2 X 7 1/2
The Minuit Quilt uses the dynamics of three solids. A white tonal background, an ivory tonal, and a black tonal fabric. This quilt is delightfully metropolitan and geometric.
This “Rome” Quilt glows. It is constructed from 13 different gorgeous Balis, and is reminiscent of Rome’s cathedral windows.
This Island Journey comes to us from Bella Nonna Design Studio. The island inspired design uses colorful Balis paired with adventurous geometric patterns, and is totally open to the use of embellishments such as ribbon, buttons and beads.
The Moon Glow quilt is a block of the month course designed for quilters to gain confidence in piecing and color. It features the Jinny Beyer Palette in a breathtaking spectrum of color. The Moonglow Quilt is available as a free PDF pattern from Jinny Beyer of RJR.
Metropolitan Quilts had a great time creating The Lumineux Quilt. Eleven different solids are used in the construction of this beautiful garden flower motif, with a complimentary white background. The flowers and greenery are appliqued with Light Fusible Web and then stitched with matching thread.
This adorable quilt designed by Pat Sloan, for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company, is a combination of 9 different blocks of the month. Each block is a complete piece of quilting art. The quilt incorporates colorful Balis and solids using the raw edge applique technique. All Red Apple Lane block patterns are available online.
Metropolitan Quilts brings us “Arbre de Noel”. This adorable Christmas quilt measures 43″ X 58″ and makes a perfect holiday wall hanging. The tree and ornaments are made with fusible web, on a white background.