Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Channeling my inner Jacquie- theme and variations, aka, part two

Theme (dramatic music playing in the background)
 Jacquie Gering at the FRMQG improv piecing class

Inspiration block from her quilt top

Variation 1.0

The back of my finished improv pieced quilt with a variation of Jacquie's block. Story here and here.

Variation of Jacquie's block, close-up, version 1.0
Variation 2.0
Quilt back, variation 2.0 block to the right.
Close-up of inspirational quilt block, variation 2.0
The printed fabrics were chosen based on the colors of the solids used in the front of the quilt (red, gray, blue).

Back of quilt photographed in sharp contrast to "show-off" the overall quilting.
Aurifil thread (2024) white, 100% Mako cotton was used in the bobbin for the entire back.

Close-up back of quilt

Details continued:
Backing: 100% cotton fabrics, various prints in a red/blue/gray color pallet to compliment quilt front.
Thread: Aurifil, 100% Mako cotton, 50 wt, white (#2024)- bobbin
Pieced: Stephanie Z. Ruyle; designs inspired by Jacquie Gering (quilt block variation) and her slice and dice technique, from Quilting Modern with Katie Pedersen

Folded quilt on my stair railing, front

Re-folded quilt, front

A HUGE Thank you to Jacquie Gering for coming to teach at our Guild and for having the generosity of talent and spirit to let me finish one of her quilt tops. I don't know what will happen to this quilt once it gets back to her. (It's going to be hard, sending it away, but…….) this one act of trust and kindness has had such a profound impact on me as a quilter and a person. I only hope that one day, I can, in some small way, repay this kindness. It is a gift to be treasured, to be honored and to be passed on.


  1. Love your variations, and this whole adventure of sorts has been a joy to watch. Thanks so much for sharing so much about it.

  2. Thank you for sharing, it has been great fun seeing what you came up with. I love the photos of the quilting, and I think that the prints you picked for the back and the piecing on it are perfect.

  3. This looks great! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow, I still can't believe it. What an honor to be able to do that and thank you for sharing your process with us.

  5. Beautiful quilts. You have a gift, Stephanie.


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