Monday, March 18, 2013

Chain Gang Quilt Variation

 Another quilt that really
caught my eye at the
Arizona Quilter's Guild Show
Chain Gang 
by Karen Cox
 I've seen this quilt pattern before at previous quilt shows, 
and it's usually
completed with traditional 
needle turn applique.
 I was particularly interested in seeing
Karen's variation
Digitized embroidered applique.
 There is so much that can be done now
with computerized domestic machines.
The digitized technique
really gives this quilt a modern look.
 The original 
Chain Gang pattern
was designed by Sue Garman
offered as a sampler series
 Karen won a 3rd place ribbon
in the 
Mixed Technique Large
 Traditional blocks are included
in the settings.
Machine quilted by Judy Taylor
Karen wrote:
"I used all different fabrics for my version of this exciting and 
challenging quilt.  Claudia digitized
the applique for the embroidery module".


SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilts Nedra. Love the overall designs and quilting. Thanks for sharing.


Needled Mom said...

Wow....that looks wonderful.

Lois Evensen said...

oooh, how pretty! My Honey has said he wants to get me a new sewing machine when we get home again in June. I am redoing the craft room (used to be called the guest room, but I took it over with yarn, etc.) and will LOVE having a new sewing machine with space to use it.

Janet O. said...

That is a very striking quilt. I love the use of chain blocks in samplers and this setting gives it a new twist.