“A Different Path” for Marie

26 03 2015

 IMG_3616In October 2013, American Patchwork and Quilting published Kathie Holland’s design, “A Different Path.” Several quilting friends and I were visiting Marie and leafing through quilt magazines at the time, and we decided “A Different Path” would be a fantastic exchange project. A palette of Civil War repro prints on shirting backgrounds was determined. We solicited a few more Civil War fabric aficionados for eight total quilters. I worked out a block and color construction scheme lasting ten months that yielded 180 blocks per quilter, enough for a twin size quilt each. To keep on schedule, we each appliqued 18 quarter circles on shirting backgrounds in prescribed colors: red, orange/cheddar/gold, yellow, blue, green, black, brown, purple. The final color was “your choice.”

The exchange took place at a quilting retreat during the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the end of February. Marie and Kathy are pictured selecting squares arranged by color on a large table.

a different path, marie     a different path, kathy

Marie was the first to put her top together. She asked me to quilt it, and she chose the Double Plume all-over design (pantograph designed by Keryn Emmerson). I used a Magnifico gold thread on the top and a tan thread in the bobbin to blend with the backing.

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Seeing Marie’s lovely quilt top finished and quilted has motivated me to work on setting my blocks from the exchange together. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

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Marie’s “A Different Path”

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30 04 2015
Progess on “A Different Path” | abyquilts

[…] On a recent week long vacation in Florida, I decided to bring my sewing machine and several projects. Here’s a picture of the layout of 180 blocks which make up “A Different Path” on the hotel room floor. (You can read more about this project here.) […]

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