QM Staff Inventory: I Love Bright… and Modern… and…

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Okay, I’ll stop there. I really am drawn to a wide variety of designs, although I don’t think I’ll ever be accused of being a traditional quilter. While I have a great appreciation for traditional designs, it’s just not my cup of chai.

I like Bright
I made this quilt for my Mom who loves poppies. It’s a pattern by Carol Morrissey and uses lots of bright hand-dyed fabric.

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This is a wall quilt I made for myself. It is all raw-edge applique finished with a machine blanket stitch. Lots of fun colors.

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I designed Kickflip for my son and it appears in the May/June ’12 issue of Quiltmaker. Check out some of those crazy, bright fabrics!

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Kickflip

 

I pieced and quilted Boxes and Bows, designed by Denise Russart, which appeared in the November/December ’11 issue. I was immediately drawn to the vibrant, non-traditional Christmas colors. So much fun!

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Boxes and Bows

 

I like Modern
Sometimes I choose to sew a quilt that is going to be in one of our issues, just because I love the design and I have to have the quilt. That was the case with Easy Breezy Hexies, designed by Sonja Callaghan, which appeared in our May/June ’13 issue. I just love the abstract, asymmetrical design.

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In our most recent issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ‘14, I designed this quilt with a modern feel. This is Night Lights, designed using Elizabeth Balderrama & Kate Colleran’s block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks,Volume 8. The random setting really makes it unique.

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I previously blogged about this quilt here. It’s a modern, improvisational pieced quilt I made in a class with Jean Wells. I would love to make more quilts like this. Bright & modern!

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I like Geometric
These are a few example of geometric quilts I have made. This is Stardust Memory, designed by Judy Martin, from the July/August ’12 issue of Quiltmaker.  I really like the angles and points in this one.

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This is Caribbean Vacation from the January/February ’13 issue.

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This is Crystal Cascade from the January/February ’11 issue. It’s the first quilt I designed for Quiltmaker. The snowflake designs were a surprise that appeared once we colored it in blues.

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It is so much fun to have a job where I can combine my two passions, design and quilting, everyday. I am exposed to all types of quilters who create all sorts of quilts. I love the variety and it influences the diversity of my own style. As you have seen in our blog posts over the last few weeks, just among the Quiltmaker staff, we have a wide variety of styles too. We strive to create a magazine that reflects the tastes of our readers and inspires your own style! We’d love to see what you “Love” – share your pictures with us on Facebook!

 

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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