Category 5 – Modern

Barbie Bailey, A heart full of love, 50”x63”
Original Design
I created this quilt for a dear friend with breast cancer who was facing a double mastectomy.  I wanted her to be surrounded by love.

Charlotte Hase, Mod Mountain, 56”x68”
Pattern: Mod Mountain
I pieced and quilted the quilt. I really like the Mod Mountain pattern and enjoyed working on the quilt.

Delores Simpson, The Most Famous Reindeer, 34”x51”
Pattern: Simply Modern magazine
I saw this in a magazine, and knew I needed to make it!  The reindeer is done with needle turn applique, and the rest is done with fusible applique. Finished with hand blanket stitch and iridescent machine quilting.

Erlinda Rejino, Squared Waves, 59”x59”
Original Design
Quilter: Erlinda Rejino
Using the Quartered Stripes idea I used colorful funky wavy lined fabric to make several different sized squares, which I applique on the reverse side of the background fabric.

Jann Warfield, Crop Circles, 70”x71”
Original Design
Hand appliqued circles from hand-dyed fabrics arranged on batik background. Quilted on a domestic Bernina. Quilt is reversible.

Jann Warfield, Current Wave Variation, 24”x24”
Pattern: inspired by the Modern Quilt Guild’s Quilt of the Month “Current Wave” August, 2016
My response to Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild’s “Inspired By…” challenge. I used my hand dyes to create a 24″ square quilt using a 60″ x 78″ quilt as inspiration.


Jann Warfield, In Addition To…, 47”x68”
Original Design
Inspired by the simple, elegant shapes used in Modern quilts. Machine pieced using Marcia Derse’s hand-made looking fabrics. Machine quilting designed and completed on a domestic Bernina. Quilt is reversible.

Joan Calarco, Scarsdale Stars, 45.5”x46.25”
Pattern by New York Beauty Quilts Electrified- Linda Hahn and Deborah Stanley
This quilt is a tribute to my family members who are no longer with us. Their light shines down upon us. Their names are embroidered on the back of the quilt.

Joy Abbott, Balancing Act, 54”x74”
Original Design: Modified Courthouse Steps
How to make a 50″ square courthouse steps quilt big enough to sleep under!

Kate Morrow, Black and Grey and Red All Over, 21”x28”
Original Design: Inspired by painting at the Ringling (All is Still by Robert Motherwell)
I was drawn to the painting which was used on an advertising flyer from the Ringling. I used similar colors and shapes as the original when piecing, and added straight and curving quilt lines to keep it modern, and to mimic the colors at the bottom of the of the quilt.


Katie Metheny, Sunny Days, 54”x66.5”
Original Design
The sun images are strip pieced and appliqued to the background. It took several months just to figure out how to lay out this quilt.  I am happy with the result. I even enjoyed doing the quilting (a surprise for me).


KK, Mall Walk Mystery Quilt, 13”x17”
Pattern by: C&J Designs (SMQG’s Christine Ravish and Jodi Gustafson)
SMQG Mystery Quilt was meant to be 51 x 66, but I decided to make it mini at 1/4 scale, which was going along great until I came to the pieced circles (1″!) so I hand appliquéd, and then tweeked the layout to make it more my own.

Linda Swanson, Snakes in the Grass, 65”x72”
Original Design
The “made” fabric was created in a “double curve workshop” at the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild taught by Christina Ravish.

Linda Swanson, Let The Sunshine In, 53”x68”
Original Design
Since St. Petersburg in known as “The Sunshine City”, I designed this quilt in Electric Quilt software for a St. Petersburg Quilt Show.

Pam Morris, Bed Quilt, 83”x88”
Pattern: Karen Lewis Wabi Sabi
Quilter: Peg Normandin
As a member of Karis Hess’ Sewcial Lab we had a bonus quilt. Out of my usual color range but I liked it so I made it.

Pamela T Zeck, Triangulated Equilaterals, 40”x46”
Original Design
I couldn’t resist the coordinated black, orange, yellow, and green fabrics.  Initially, I made only two large triangles, but then decided to combine most of the smaller color-related  triangles.


Sandy Myers, Shades of Colorwash, 37.5”x37.5”
Pattern found in a magazine
I saw a picture of this quilt in a magazine and immediately knew I was going to make one. I’ve actually made two! The first was a throw size for my daughter. The second hangs in my dining room. I love the quilting in it.