SWIM SCHOOL

Original Quilt Design 2021

Fun and whimsical - these tropical fish started from a doodle on paper. My Swim Together quilt was the tropical fish block prototype. Swim School is a new version that includes my tropical fish blocks in a pattern friendly layout. I love mixing curved with straight piecing techniques. The bold colors and stripes create visual interest. 

The digital pattern is available in the wildpoppyquilts.com shop.

Machine pieced and quilted

60 x 60 inches

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POPPIES

Original Quilt Design 2020

Jury acceptance for QuiltCon 2021 Modern Traditional category

Design emphasizes a high contrast color palate. The design puts a modern spin on traditional quilt blocks with sprinkles of negative space for visual movement.


Machine pieced and quilted 

54 x 54 inches

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TRELLIS POP

Original Quilt Design 2020

Jury acceptance for QuiltCon 2021 Negative Space category 

Design emphasizes negative space. The diagonal "trellis" pattern is repeated throughout with blocks of color and stitching. 


Machine pieced and quilted

56 x 56 inches

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DIAMOND SQUARE DANCE

Original Quilt Design 2020

Jury acceptance for QuiltCon 2021 Fabric Challenge category

Design emphasizes negative space and repeating focal elements along a diagonal path. The arrangement of diamond shapes in alternating size and color transition introduces a circular movement.

Machine pieced and quilted

60 x 60 inches

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CANDY DRONE

Original Quilt Design 2020

Jury acceptance for QuiltCon 2021 Wedge Challenge category

Quilt originates from a Modern Quilt Guild challenge to incorporate "wedge" shapes in a design. This one reminds me of a delivery drone that flies overhead loaded with pink candy. 


Machine pieced and quilted

58 x 58 inches

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FESTIVE TILES

Original Quilt Design 2020

Tile blocks make use of fabrics with large scale, symmetric prints. Fabric is deconstructed with fussy cutting and reassembled to create endless mosaic variation. The wonderful prints of Tula Pink All Stars fabric were used for this quilt.

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LAVA MEETS WATER

Original Quilt Design 2019

Warm "lava" flows into cool "water". The contrasts are pushing back against each other with curved and improv piecing on this quilt. I definitely need to revisit some more improve block work.


Machine pieced and quilted

48 x 48 inches

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SWIM TOGETHER

Original Quilt Design 2019

Abstract tropical fish are swimming together in this modern take on a traditional pictorial quilt. Curved and straight sewing, free edge applique and improv piecing were used to create this whimsical underwater scene.


Machine pieced and quilted

53 X 46 inches

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BOUNCE

Original Quilt Design 2021

This quilt was an experiment pairing low volume back ground fabric in a grid and repeating shapes slightly off the grid. The visual result is a little bit bouncy. 


Machine pieced and quilted

60 x 60 inches

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