May’s Renter Roundup

May Renter Roundup

Summer is upon us and most of our renters are enjoying the sunshine!  But now is when we see what everyone was up too before during the dark winter months.  Some really lovely quilts came into the shop this month and it was hard to choose just a few.  I love the colors in all of these quilts as well as the patterns.  You might even recognize a few. So let’s get into May’s Renters Roundup!

Sheila's Chandelier

Sheila's Chandelier Quilt

The first quilt is from Sheila.  She loves to create quilts and then gift them.  And she seems determined to give a quilt to everyone she knows.  This was made for a friend that loves these colors.  I can see why!

Sheila's Chandelier Quilt Closeup

This is a Chandelier Quilt that you can find multiple patterns and tutorials for on the web.  What really made us happy is we found the best quilting pattern for the fabric she used.  It is called Jacobean Flower, available to our Mail-in Quilters, and it was perfect.  They looked just like the fabric pattern!

Stained Glass in our Renters Roundup

The next quilt is a real favorite of mine.  So much so, that I found the book she used and bought it.  It’s out of print, but you can still find it out there.  Karen made this, as well as other quilts from the book by Liz Schwartz and Stephen Seifert called Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts

The fabrics she chose really glow as if there is actually sunlight shining through them! Definitely a quilt that looks good with batiks. We decided a nice traditional pantograph design would look best. She choose a baptist fan.

Van Gogh would be proud

Piper's Quilt

Our last quilt is from Piper.  She made it to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for a dog agility organization. It is fabric foundation pieced, so there is an additional layer of muslin under the bright fabrics.  This helps when you have bias on the edges like this quilt would have.  She made it with a jelly roll that was inspired by impressionist artists like Monet and Van Gogh.

Piper's Quilt Close-up

I just love the brightness of Piper’s quilt!  It has the balanced, put together feel of a quilt made from one line of fabric. The lovely and busy nature of the fabric gives it a comfortable scrappy feel as well. It’s quilted with an old pantograph of ours called Rosey Posey.

There were a lot more quilts that we saw this last month that were gorgeous, but there simply isn’t time to show them all.  I can’t wait to see what June has in store for us. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook and join our Clubhouse group to be able to see even more lovely creations from all over the US and beyond.  We’d love to see what you’ve been working on, too!

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