June was a great month for quilts again and we saw some truly lovely ones. You can say we saw some June Bloom this month. I love that in this art form there are so many different styles that you can choose to do. I’ve selected a sampling of what I saw this month, a little traditional, some innovative, and a bit modern. I was impressed with them all.
Stunning Half Square Triangle pinwheels
The beginning of our June Bloom is this quilt from Reagan. She brought it in for her Rental Certification class. She didn’t have a pattern, she just turned half square triangles around to create a pinwheel design that also reminds me a bit of a friendship star. Isn’t it stunning? I also love the piano key borders along the top and bottom. The colors she chose are spot on! They are rich and vibrant without being overly bright. The addition of black in the borders really works. She quilted this with a paper pantograph called Square Spiral which added a lot of lovely texture.
Surprise Split 9 Patch from Pat
Pam brought in a quilt that her friend Pat made. And not just pieced mind you. This is an original quilt from Pat’squilts@patquilting (Facebook). She called it a Surprise Split 9 patch. It has a classic feel while being something different from what I’ve seen before. I especially like the colors that she chose. I love the combination of soft reds, creams, and black. Pam quilted this with a paper pantograph called Cadence which has fleur-de-lys shapes. Perfect for a Louisville quilt!
Riley Blake Block Challenge to finish June Bloom
This last quilt is from one of our regulars. Colleen did the Riley Blake Block Challenge for 2021. The blocks are a nice variety of classic blocks, it makes a great sampler quilt. I love the colors Colleen used. The dark navy as the background with the cooler teals and soft reds gives it a very nautical feel. I especially like the corner stones. What a clever way to add a matching pop to each block! Colleen quilted this with a paper pantograph called Seamless, which is a timeless loopy meander that looks great on every quilt you put it on.
So there is our June Bloom. We got to see some classic blocks in trendy colors as well as innovative designs from our newest renters. Do you have something innovative and new in your collection? We’d love to see it. Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook. We all benefit from seeing what each of us have done. The inspiration really does spread and flow in all directions. Be sure to check back with us next month to see who walked through our doors in July!