At our last guild meeting, we were entertained by Brittany from Lo And Behold Stitchery.
Her quilting story is sweet, starting with her Grandmother (Lois) teaching her to be creative with her hands. When Lois passed away, Brittany inherited not only her sewing machine (a 1970’s Kenmore), but many of her quilts as well. Brittany’s first foray into the quilting world was making a memory quilt using her Grandmother’s clothing. She originally thought “that was it for quilting”, but the bug (much like the Corona virus) was caught, and we are VERY glad that she has continued!!
Much of her work has a “Modern Quilting” feel to it. She loves to take traditional blocks and patterns and make them her own. These are a few of the quilts that she showed…..
“Mountain Horizon” blocks are fairly simple but the quilting made this a super special quilt…..
“Church Window” is an amazing pattern….there are NO Y-seams in it!!!
“Model Farm” was inspired from a Log Cabin quilt that Lois had made…..
“Interwoven” was one of my favorite designs……
…..I particularly like the Ombre color way although we also saw one in only two colors and it was astounding as well. On the home page of her website, she shows this quilt done in two shades of white and it is magnificent. It made me want to think about making a “Low Volume” quilt!!
“Homecoming” was designed after a flood in her home meant that she couldn’t live there for several months.
This final quilt is one of her newest and the pattern hasn’t been written yet. It is based on an Argyle sock design…..
I, and everyone I talked to, came away inspired, encouraged and ready to tackle some of these wonderful designs.
These are just a few of her patterns, so be sure to check out her website for more ideas!!!
Thank you Brittany for a fun evening of the best things in life……quilting and life stories!!!