What do you think of when you think Binary? I kinda think of x’s and o’s and early computers… I have no idea really if that’s binary, but that’s my first thought! But that is NOT what our Seattle Modern Quilt Guild’s latest show was about!
Adjective: Consisting of, indicating, or involving two
Two Colors! That’s what our show was about. I really struggled with it, because everything I came up with were MOSTLY two colors, but I always wanted to add in a pop of another color… I had actually given up and come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to have a quilt in this show….
Until I started my alligator quilt! I say I only used yellows and greens, but the three teeth are white. But they are less than inch each, maybe even all together… So, Gator made it! He’s pretty different than most of the quilts in the show, but I think he works!
The yellow was a blessing in disguise! I ran out of the yellow I was using. So my new friend picked up a bunch of yellow fabric for me from the quilt shop and brought it to the Guild Meeting. Turns out it wasn’t quite the same yellow. Of course, then I realized that I think I finished off the first yellow when I bought mine! Anyway, I knew I could make it work, but I think it ended up Making the quilt!
And, I need pattern testers for the gator! If you are interested, please let me know!!!
Blueberries for Sal by Chandra Wu
I am so loving being a part of and getting to know all these amazing women! Everyone is so talented! Two ladies really inspired me on how to finish my quilt! At the same meeting that my friend Kristen brought me the yellow fabric, Chandra inspired me with her fantastic use of different purples!
Red/White Scraps by Vicki Christensen
And when I saw Vickie’s quilt on IG, I loved the little pieces of red, which in turn inspired by little tiny pieced pieces around the quilt!
Pendleton Love by Carrie Franklin
Pink Paper by Allison Dutton
When you first got to Island Quilter on Vashon, where the show was on display (yes, sorry, it’s over…) You were greeted by these two fantastic quilts!
As you head around the shop, here are some more of the fantastic work!
My Sister’s Quilt by Sue Mariotti
Oval Dance by Katie Pedersen
1 + 1 = 10 by Amber Arnold
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House by Patty Ladd
(un)intentional by Andrea Slusser
Granny Swooned by Megan Bloomquist
Mansfield Park by Patty Ladd
Unknown Journey by Debbie Jeske
I had to do a close up of Debbie’s quilting! I love the variegated thread on the white that bring out the green X’s!
I love this one, Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson! The red and white is perfect! But what caught me was the little chair! This is what I mean about my binary colors. Where she added the chair, I kept want to add a different color. Just a little pop! I love her chair!
And we’ve got Lost in the Stars by Charlotte Ennis Clark-Mahoney on the left and Binary Quilt ’13 by Lynne Shandley, on the right, taking up the middle position!
11:40PM with Carl by Anna Boenish
Then we have Anna… I’m in LOVE with her quilts! So Inspiring! I want to make a quilt like hers, but I don’t think it would be the same! I just love them! And she hand quilts…. love….
Little Birds by Laurel Thom
Clarity by Alison Bezeley
And Valentine’s Day is coming up, what a better way to end than with this one from our friend Alison!
Which one is your favorite??