Last Saturday I heard one of the best talks ever on Modern Quilting given by Jo Avery. She revived my previously flagging interest in patchwork and quilting so I thought you might like to see a couple of my own recent modern quilting pieces.
This is a small coffee mat, more often used as a wine mat.
It measures 7½ x 8½ inches.
The next slightly larger mat, measuring approximately 11 x 12 inches, was made from a mix of modern and old (back to 1976) fabrics. The fabrics came from material left over from several skirts, my living room curtains, a friend's blouse and many other bits I thought were too small to use but too pretty to throw away.
It's pieced together i.e. there is no applique involved.
I made the central leaf first then added and subtracted bits until it looked right. It involved a lot of sewing and un-sewing before it was finished.
Linking to "Paint Party Friday" as I call this process painting with fabric.