August 2020 MQG Pattern Challenge Results

Maker: Barbara Knapp
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description: I made a smaller version of this quilt because I didn’t have enough purple fabric and I really wanted to use the purple in it. I ended up using a 4.25” square for the curved pieces and half square triangles….what was I thinking :/>, should have used 4.5” or 4”. Quilted using straight lines about 1/4” apart.

Maker: Sally Sloane
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Sunset From Walnut Beach, inspired by a photo sent to me from my cousin in Ashtabula

Maker: Mary O’Bannon
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: I took the original pattern and changed the colors and made it smaller. I quilted vertical lines with straight stitching and horizontal lines of varying lengths with Sashiko stitching.

Maker: Susie Johnson
Pattern Used: Merge by Karen Foster
Description: I chose “Merge” for this challenge because I felt it was the most intriguing pattern. However, I thought that too many fabric colors were used in the original so I pared it down to just three colors instead of the original eight. I find the design much more compelling with the limited color palette and the saturated colors that I used. I also used a more subtle curvy quilting design which I think emphasizes the improv curves of the pattern more than the very busy quilting on the original quilt.

Maker: Lisa Handley
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Walk on the Beach – Fabric from Tahiti and some Grunge Basic

Second Place

Maker: Joanne Treffner
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: City Lights – day & night. Driving into the city at night and leaving in the morning – so the back of the quilt is the same design mirror-imaged. The entire quilt is made of spotty fabrics with the exception of the green stripes that are the same back and front and serves as an homage to city parks. It is quilted with birds because what is a city without birds.

Third Place

Maker: Dana LaVenture
Pattern Used: Disappearing Oranges by Cheryl Brickey
Description: My quilt is 35″ X 38″, named Autumn Leaves. The Disappearing Oranges look like leaves. Therefore I have created Autumn Leaves that are softly being blown by the wind and the leaves are beginning to drop. The leaves are appliquéd to the white background.

First Place

Maker: Jeri Polizzotto
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description:My quilt Party Mints was inspired by Yvonne Fuchs’ quilt Rock Candy. I like how she took a block and switched the colors around so that when they are next to each other it makes a new design. I included many of the same elements as her quilt – a limited number of colors in the palette, a curve and half square triangles. I came up with a nine patch block (with 7 inch squares) and sewed them in 3 different color ways. The fun part was laying them out to see all of the different secondary patterns! My daughter collaborated with me on the color palette and we had a fun day dying fabric together, but now she wants the quilt! I quilted it on my home sewing machine. Thank you OCMQG for the fun challenge!

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