Rachel is one of my best in-real-life quilting friends; we met as members of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild! Rachel says she “accidentally happened to pass by Purl Soho” in New York City and became addicted to sewing. Besides being an all-around wonderful friend and hotel roommate, Rachel runs Let’s Begin Sewing, where she has no qualms about jumping into new projects. Her Antithesis was also included in the top ten quilts for the Modern Quilt Guild’s Riley Blake Challenge (as guild president, I have bragging rights!). Rachel chose another challenge quilt as her favorite quilt…
Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
This was a tough decision as I like quite a few quilts I have made over the years. However if I had to absolutely pick one it would be the Wonky Cross Quilt I made for MQG Madrona Road Challenge in January of 2013 using Violet Craft’s Madrona Road fabrics. This is one of the first quilts I made where I did not follow a pattern and just let the fabrics influence the design.
I haven’t identified my quilting style yet. Each quilt I make is very different from the last. I think this quilt would become my cornerstone quilt if I do establish a style. My style would be fairly minimalistic and probably closer to this quilt than anything else I have made.
Have you shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
It was made for MQG’s Madrona Road Challenge so that’s the only contest it was entered into.
What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
I think this quilt is strongly influenced by Denyse Schmidt’s work. I love the elegance in her work.
What do you like best about the quilt?
I like the offset circular quilting and the row of blocks on the upper left hand side. They add a lot of visual interest to the quilt.
How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
This was the first time I made a quilt without following a pattern and realized it was not as difficult coming up with something if you started with a blank slate.
If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
I would not change anything about it. However I am not sure I would make this quilt again. Probably something similar but not identical.
Where is the quilt now?
I gifted this quilt as a wedding gift to a good friend of mine who has everything. I am sure he does not have a quilt!
Would you like to add anything?
As a quilter I am on a constant quest to try and define or identify my style and I am not sure how long it will take or if there is any such thing.
Tell Us About Your Favorite Quilt
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- Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?
- Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?
- What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?
- What do you like best about the quilt?
- How did you grow as a quilter while making it?
- If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?
- Where is the quilt now?
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