Interesting Quilter, Interesting Quilts

QM Fandango 350 Interesting Quilter, Interesting Quilts

Even the quilt’s name—Fandango—makes you want to dance! Fandango is featured in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Quiltmaker, which should be arriving any day now. It was designed and made by Karen Griska, an interesting person who has made more than 200 quilts, all original designs. And the quilts are ever-so-interesting! They invite you in for a closer look. The ones we’ve had here in the office intrigue me day after day after day!

Karen has a great blog chock-full of ideas at You’ll want to read our interview with Karen, too. I’ll be interested in hearing about your experience making the first few fan blocks (instructions are in the Fandango pattern). My first successful block looked like this:

fancolorop Interesting Quilter, Interesting Quilts
Fabric: P&B Textiles

I haven’t gotten back to this project yet, but I will. These little charmers are addictive.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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5 Responses to Interesting Quilter, Interesting Quilts

  1. Ellen J. says:

    Absolutely AWESOME! I love it!

  2. Vickie E says:

    yes very modern and fun looking ….love the scrapiness of it

  3. JoAnne says:

    Karen Griska’s site, is the ONE place I make sure I visit every day! She always has so many interesting things to see and learn. I’m looking forward to the latest issue of Quiltermaker so I can see how she made her Fandango. It’s fantastic!

  4. rachel says:

    oh my goodness.
    very modernistic.

  5. Karen says:

    what a colorful quilt! I love it!!

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