Tribute to Lucy Kemper by Irene Blanck, detail
Irene with her Quiltmania book Focus on Applique
December's Past Perfect quiltmaker is Irene Blanck, another Australian interpreting our shared patchwork past.
Tribute to Lucy Kemper ,
inspired by a quilt in the DAR Museum
Irene began quilting about 1990 using published patterns but then began designing her own: "I enjoyed machine piecing for a long time until I got the taste for needle-turn appliqué."
What looks pieced is often appliqued in her quilts.
Chocolate Mint Sundae
Spring Promise inspired by an unfinished top by Rose Good
Kretsinger in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art.
Irene recently did a tour of the U.S. with her trunk show and classes in applique technique. Rosemary Youngs snapped a lot of photos when she was in Illinois. See them at Rosemarys blog:https://rosemaryyoungs.wordpress.com/2018/10/28/quilt-class-in-illinois/
Detail of Joy
Bird's Eye View
The wheels in the border are applique.
Paradise of Birds BOM
I bet those squares are appliqued.Irene's website: