|Ephemeral Elegance by Debbie Grifka. This quilt won at AQS Paducah 2011. I was blown away when I first saw her use of bias. This modern applique quilt is perfect in every way!|
It's kind of funny when you're a quilt designer. Many, many times I come up with what I think is a brilliant design only to see one very similar online somewhere. That has happened to me a lot with Debbie's designs! Especially when it comes to bias tape. We both are in love with it and use it liberally in our designs.
You can see why I like Debbie's EE quilt so much - see my vase on top of my dresser? I "look" at EE everyday!
Construction is simple - I chose about five different blue solids without care that they "go together." I just wanted blues. Then I pieced them into wonky squares with white as the background. The X's (or kisses) are made from a variety of leftover straight-of-grain strips from other projects. I randomly matched them and all are different lengths and shades of gray.
Please check out Debbie's blog and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! If you can't wait to get your copy, you can order an autographed copy here!
Be sure to visit the rest of the guest bloggers and enter the contest on their blogs as well!
Feb. 10: Bonnie Hunter www.quiltville.blogspot.com
Feb. 11: Amy Smart www.diaryofaquilter.com
Feb. 12: Angela Walters www.quiltingismytherapy.com/my-blog
Feb. 13: Debbie Grifka www.eschhousequilts.com
Feb. 14: Tammie Schaffer www.craftytammie.com
Feb. 17: Casey York www.studioloblog.wordpress.com
Feb. 18: Deb Rowden www.debrowden.blogspot.com
Feb. 19: Melissa @ Generation Q magazine http://generationqmagazine.com/
Feb. 20: Shea Henderson www.emptybobbinsewing.com
Feb. 21: Diane Harris @ Quiltmaker Magazine http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/