Gail took a workshop with Amy Garrow last summer at Quilts at the Creek . It has been a long time in the making but Gail persevered and brought this very modern quilt to my studio a few months ago. This quilt “Icy Waters” can be found in Amy’s book about modern paper piecing. I am sorry I do not have a full frontal picture of it. Note to self; don’t rush the photography. This quilt was custom quilted with a lot of ruler work radiating out in the fractured ice.
As I moved down the quilt and the “ice ” broke up I started to add swirls in the lighter shades of blue.
Eventually as I got to the bottom of the quilt I shadow quilted lines of “ice” duplicating parts of the original block. If I understood correctly this quilt was made entirely with one block and different placement of the fabrics. I found it stressful trying to think of what exactly to do but I loved the result in the end. Hopefully Gail will hang it in Quilts at the creek this summer.
Check out the workshops we have scheduled this summer with Kathy Doughty.