Tuesday, March 14, 2017

From Guild night

feather bed quilt pattern by Anna Maria Horner (This is a free pattern in the make section at annamariahorner.com):   We had a guest speaker, Anna Maria Horner......  You may not know the name exactly, but I am sure you know the quilt at right.  The Feather Quilt was here last night.
 Anna walked us through her journey to arrive at quilting.....designing, making, experimenting, and her love of color.
 She is self taught, and so her approach is a bit different from more traditional quilters.  She was designing fabric patterns before quilts.  So her more modern take on quilting was fun to see.


Sorry for the fuzzy pictures.
   This was a variation of her feather quilt that she made for her son.   The feathers were done via applique on this one.  Take note of the borders.....lots of lots of strips left over from the piecing for the feathers.   I think I will snag that  idea.   I really liked her make do approach to finish this up.

    The colors were strong and vibrant in this quilt.  She took inspiration from the fabric design to venture into designs with the Dresden Plate blocks.

This quilt used fabrics in her design line that were yarn dyes.   The colors are more muted and appear as the plaids and strips here.
 Again, floral motifs from Dresden plate blocks.
I was blown away with her no rules style...angles, and squares, some things matched and other parts don't.   Talk about being adventurous:)  Nothing has to be set in stone....just pleasing to your eye.

   Even though I took several photos of this one...all were fuzzy.    It was outstanding!  The floral motif appliques were vibrant and fun, and set on gray backgrounds of varying value of light to dark.  A nice blending.  The hot pink was unexpected and give lots of life to this one.
   Her story about the finished size for this was that she planned it, and forgot that the block set on point was larger in the end.  It ended up bigger than king!


  And I loved this cute little wall hanging size.  Her original idea was to make four units and create a large quilt.   You can see her stylized flower patterns here.  This is a free pattern on her blog.....here.

Be sure to check out the other free patterns she has too.

  A fun night and great program.    I always need a good jump start to get my inspiration moving.  Happy stitching.  


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looks like a great guild evening. We get Joe the quilter on Thursday. I've always liked the feather quilt.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I have always liked her feather quilt and would have loved to be there for her program.

Janet O. said...

What a fresh approach! Looks like an inspiring program!

Lynette said...

I hadn't seen her King+ flower quilt before - that's neat :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful quild event - would have loved that! I've used her feather pattern for some pillows.

Quilting Babcia said...

What fun for you to have seen these free spirited and glorious quilts in person! So much to learn and take in with each of them. Thanks so much for sharing an inspiring program.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lucky you seeing all these quilts first hand. There is an article of Anna Maria Horner in Simply Moderne, I put a shot of the magazine in my post. Just about to hop into bed and read!!

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, I've been a fan of her's forever, I love her color and style. It must have been fun to see those quilts in person and the woman herself :)

Ray and Jeanne said...

Awesome quilts! I have always loved the Feather Quilt. Thanks for sharing and I must remember the borders on her son's quilt - I've done this in binding but not really in borders. ~Jeanne

Barbara said...

Wow...gorgeous quilts. I especially love that first one with the feathers.

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