Saturday, January 21, 2017

LIMQG Inspiration Board Swap

At the November Long Island Modern Quilt Guild meeting we worked on creating inspiration boards that highlight a particular color scheme.  We shared our boards and our inspiration at the December meeting.  We then each picked a secret partner, to make any project for, to exchange with at the January meeting.  

This was the inspiration board that Kim @lelandavestudios created.  Such a pretty board!

I needed to decide what to make that was pink, green, orange, floral and feminine, AND that would live up to this gorgeous inspiration board.  I started with some inspiration from Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  She has a very pretty Big Block Star quilt pattern using her Mostly Manor collection.  After fussy cutting for the star block I then created some improv made fabric using fabrics from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and Katy Jones.  

Some straight line quilting with the walking foot...

Some free motion quilting...

I love how this small quilt finished.  I think it's perfect as a large table topper or a wall hanging.  I loved this challenge and would recommend using an inspiration board and no rules to create something.  It's a real skill builder!

And here is my inspiration board and the AMAZING bag I received from Kim:

Made By Kim @lelandavestudios

Have a great week and happy sewing!


  1. Those are some gorgeous pieces! I love the quilt. It's interesting how you connect the feminine fabrics with a modern feel. The straight line quilting really makes the quilt. Love it!

  2. Love the quilt! I really like the star next to all that improv piecing. And your quilting is fabulous!

  3. Дженни, очень сочные цвета! Мне нравится твой ланч-мат!)))

  4. I can't tell you how much I love it -- and love how much thought you put into making it match my inspiration board! I am so appreciative of all of the work that you put into it and will love and cherish it forever! Thank you! xoxo

  5. Beautiful mini!! I love how you fussy cut the star print so it looks like it has a ring of flowers around it.

  6. What a swap! I love the fussy cutting you did on the star that looks awesome. I bet Kim loved this creation. It's cool to see how people interpret inspiration boards. Maybe I can get my guild in on this fun swap idea.