Machine Quilting Unlimited: The Seasons Challenge

Last year I was invited to create a piece for a Seasonal Quilt Challenge for the fabulous mag. Machine Quilting Unlimited.  The only stipulations were a size of 18″ x 24″, and using machine quilting. Most of you know I love to machine quilt, mostly free-motion, with minimal or no pre-marking the surface of the quilt.  Sometimes I use the fancy stitches on my Bernina 1530, but mostly, I drop the feed dogs and put on a darning foot and let my hands control the stitching and patterns.  I find it, well, very freeing!!  So, I created a piece for Summer called Desert Dunescape, using my hand dyed shibori and pour dyed fabric.  I liked the way the markings on the fabric looked like ripples on the sand dunes.  Here’s the cover, with the fabulous machine quilting of Caryl Bryer Fallert: Click on this link.

May 2012 Cover Page

Here is the link if you would like to purchase this issue:

And here is my piece, Desert Dunescape, fiber, 18″ x 24″, 2011.  It is for sale if it speaks to you, just email me


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