Daisy Star by Tracey Brookshier
Among the most innovative pattern companies today is Tracey Brookshier Design Studios.
Here's an artist statement from Tracey a few years ago:
I am inspired by antique graphic quilts with strong lines and repetitious forms. My quilts are original, though some are based on traditional block patterns. Fabric always drives the design - I buy something wonderful and figure out how to use it in a way that pleases me. I want viewers to say ‘Wow!’, when they see one of my quilts on a wall.
Crystal Lattice by Tracey Brookshier
She designed one of the most successful patterns ever. The rest of us pattern designers can only sigh when we look at the numbers---thousands and thousands of Bento Box patterns1 and 2 have been sold. But her success is well deserved.
Sudoku designed by
Susan Maynard Arnold
Sue Arnold realized you could translate a Soduko puzzle to 9 fabrics.
I pirated this picture of Sue from the site of the East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild.
Suduko with 9 fabrics on the right, with 16 on the left.
by Georgann Eglinski
Georgann's been making Sue's Sudoku quilts of Japanese fabrics.
She cut leaves out of a print and appliqued them atop the version below.
Tracey's also published a pattern from Miriam Nathan Roberts's series of Interweave quilts.
Rainbow Interweave by Miriam Nathan-Roberts
Interweave by Georgann Eglinski
Georgann took a workshop from Miriam and made this wall quilt.
"Value is the Key"
Tracey's patterns are so "wow"-inducing that people often make them but forget to give her and the artists credit.
(Isn't that a nice way of putting it?)
Check out Tracey's website and her patterns here:
And see Miriam Nathan-Robert's impressive work by clicking here: