Thursday, October 25, 2012

Alyssa's Groovy Quilt

 One of the best parts of attending the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild is to see young, new talent emerge.
These young moms who are just learning to quilt are amazing.
Alyssa Lichner is a prime example.
As a young mother with 2 small children, Alyssa has jumped into the quilting world full steam ahead.
Alyssa recently hosted The Totally Groovy Quilt Along on her blog Pile O' Fabric
Pattern: Groove by Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks
As a new quilter, she has made a few baby quilts, and this project was a real stretch to test her piecing skills.
She did a great job and has such an eye for color.
 Even more impressive, is the fact that Alyssa quilted her own quilt on her domestic machine!
This was only her second time to free motion quilt!
 She even quilted her own initials into the design.
Many of the experieced quilters in the room commented that she could become dangerous if she ever gets her hands on a long arm machine.
To which Alyssa responded that her husband is afraid they would never see her again if she purchased a long arm :)
This is only the beginning, and I know we will see great things ahead for Alyssa.
The back of Groovy is almost as pretty as the front.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Nice! it is amazing how some catch on to things like fmquilting so fast-- and other who can't figure it out at all

Gina E. said...

That is a sensational quilt! I am one of those who gets as far as making the top, sometimes putting the backing and batting together, occasionally the binding, but rarely quilting unless it is in the ditch!

Needled Mom said...

Wow....that is incredible. She would be wicked with a longarm!!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love Alyssa's quilt! Groovy is exactly right!!