for maxine


This quilt is a little tribute to those unknown benefactors that helped you get started in your craft.

In my case, somehow heaps of fabric, books, half started projects, and fun little artist’s notes fell into my hands from this lady named Maxine who I never met right when I started quilting. I know her name because she wrote it in beautiful cursive in all her books.

For the Orlando MQG Unmodern Made Modern Challenge, I used those “unmodern” 80s fabrics to make a quilt using improv triangles. A little Kona Snow was added for the solid white fields, but that’s it. The design was inspired by Kathreen Ricketson.



Pieced quilt,  straight line quilted on domestic machine with walking foot






Some of the fabrics from Maxine selected for this challenge






An individual block unit






Arranging on the design wall






Quilting in process






Reverse side using the same fabrics