Sew To Speak: Quiltmaker July/August 2018

Aurora Borealis


This is my version of Aurora Borealis from the Jan/Feb 2017 issue (No. 173). I increased the blocks from 9 to 30—what a chore! It’s 102”x 102” and so big I couldn’t get a picture of the entire quilt. I made it for my son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary in the fall of 2017.
Jenny Kapela • Longmont, Colorado



When I first saw Malachite by Scott Flanagan in the May/June 2017 issue (No. 175), it reminded me of the Southwest. As I live in Arizona in a traditional territorial-design home, I thought it would be a great accent to my guest bedroom. I made it much smaller at 51”x 70” and cut all the pieces using desert colors. I’m very happy with the results.
Laura Lange • Scottsdale, Arizona

Georgie Giraffe


I made the crib quilt Georgie Giraffe, taken from your Sept/Oct 2016 issue (No. 171), for my first great-grandson, Jaiden, for his first birthday in January 2017. His bedroom is decorated with giraffes and elephants. This quilt was so much fun to make—I loved the giraffe applique.
Mary Ann Slates • Jacobus, Pennsylvania

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