Michele's Winter Solstice Quilt
Holly's Winter Solstice Quilt
My Mother (Holly) and my Aunt Rosita were the ones who got me into quilting almost 10 years ago. They have a fantastic quilt shop in Antigo where they could take classes to learn all these new techniques--like raw-edge applique. They even picked out a "new" sewing machine for me at this shop (A Husqvarna Viking Rose -- which I still use). My mom was able to take a class to learn "scribble" applique. I live too far away to take the class, so she gave me the shortened version, and I took the patterns and played on my own.
Even though it's the same McKenna Ryan pattern, we both made different color choices, embellishment and quilting choices, so that they really look like different quilts. The maker's personality can come through. That's why Quilting is so popular : It's versatile!
Enjoy this comparative study of the two Winter Solstice Quilts :
Michele's Encounter Block
Holly's Encounter Block
Detail of Holly's Encounter Block
Michele's 3 Bears
Holly's 3 Bears (Sorry--I cut off the 3rd bear in the photo.)
Michele's Old Tree / Holly's Old Tree
Michele's Starry Night Block
Holly's Starry Night Block
Michele's Cabin Block / Holly's Cabin Block
Detail of Michele's Cabin in the Woods.
Michele's Wolf Moon Block
Holly's Wolf Moon Block
Michele's 3 Chickadees Block
Holly's 3 Chickadees Block
Michele's Corner Chickadees / Holly's Corner Chickadees
Detail of border quilting with the embroidery unit on Michele's Quilt.
The Beauty and Variety of Quilting is Amazing!