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Jun 12, 2013

Lagoon Appearing on Quilting Arts TV on PBS

Jun 12, 2013
Pin It purple pinwheel Lagoon quilt
I have been waiting forever to show this quilt to you.  I am calling it Lagoon for it's watery palette of color and the large pinwheels that make me think of gently flowing water. Lagoon edited full shot
At the beginning of this 2012, Penny McMorris (co-founder and vice-president of Electric Quilt) contacted me about guesting along with her on a segment for Quilting Arts TV with host Pokey Bolton.  She proposed a design challenge that we present on the segment of the show.  [For behind the scenes shots and an account of my first TV appearance, go here.]
pan Lagoon quilt

The challenge: both of us started with the same basic block.  Then independently, we used EQ7 to create a new block design based upon the original. Also, we created several quilt top designs.  The segment demonstrates some of the interesting ways that quilts can be designed on the computer - before you cut up your fabric.  Both Penny and I chose one quilt design to make into a sample.  Lagoon is the product of this fun experiment!
corner Lagoon quilt
Look closely!  Although there was no reason, I was particularly nervous about making everything perfect on this quilt.  Hey, if the camera adds 10 pounds, who knows how it makes a quilt look? You have never seen such a fine example of squareness and precise binding from this woman.   
Lagoon close up quilting edited

I am excited that this episode of Quilting Arts TV is airing!  If you are local to Columbus, Ohio, you can watch Quilting Arts TV Episode 1107 on PBS on  WPTDDT3 tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:30am and 1:30pm.  If you'd like to find when it airs in your area, go here.  Below I have the little teaser video clip that introduces this episode.

Quilt Stats.
Name: Lagoon
Size: 65" x 65"
Design: pixelated block design and layout by me
Fabric:  Robert Kaufman Konas in greens, blues, and purples on Kona White.
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Beany of Quilty Pleasures

(Thank you so much to Robert Kaufman for providing the Kona Cottons for this project.  And also a huge Thank You to Penny McMorris for asking me to join her - it was such a fun experience!)

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  1. This is a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on your first TV appearance.

  2. That is so cool! Congrats! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and the quilting itself is stunning.

  3. That is so awesome Anne Marie! Way to go!

  4. Beautiful! Will you be making this pattern available?

    1. Hi Loretta- I am considering making the pattern available.. we will see!

  5. Congratulations and it is a beautiful quilt! Great name!

  6. I really love this quilt - the pixelation in the pinwheels - so pretty. And the colors are just beautiful! I will have to see if they are airing your show here in VA!

  7. That's really cool, AnneMarie! What a great quilt!

  8. The quilt looks amazing and congrats on being a part of this! I love the colors you used :)

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I love the use of the solids and the quilting works perfectly with it.

  10. It's very pretty. I love the colors.

  11. OH I love that quilt. It is so amazing and the colors are so clean together. The quilting is beautiful too. Congrats to a wonderful quilt.

  12. Wow! I love the colours and the quilting is perfect!

  13. What a neat pattern and the quilting is exquisite!

  14. How fun! That is such a beautiful quilt; I love the pattern and those colors are gorgeous.

  15. I love this quilt! Not sure how I missed your post but really like it - my favorite colors and a great layout! Love the pattern! Congrats, Ann Marie!


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