100 Days – Week of Tools – Featured Quilt 7

Today’s we are featuring two beautiful simple quilts both by Ann Stewart. Both feature bold splashes of favorite colors complemented perfectly by modern hand quilting. And, the only main “tool” that this quilter uses in this intricate hand quilting is a needle. Read on as Ann tells us a little more about these works of art and her approach to quilting.

Untitled by Ann Stewart - a quilt made for her sister

In Ann’s Own Words:
My main tool with hand quilting is my size 12 Prym quilting needle. I do not use a quilting frame but developed my own way of quilting. That also describes me as a quilter. I like to do things by experimenting. I get my inspiration from my heart. I look at my favorite magazines (not quilting magazines, but mainly modern furniture) and sometimes just see a quilt in it. Sometimes it’s just the colors that inspire me.

Untitled by Ann Stewart - a quilt made for her sister

All I really want to do is to make someone else happy with my quilts. I am happiest when someone wants to take my quilt home.

Untitled by Ann Stewart - a quilt made in her favorite colors

I did not name these quilts. Only a poem on the back to give encouragement to my sister and expression of the purpose of the quilt (her husband could continue to keep her warm through the use of his shirts).

Untitled by Ann Stewart - a quilt made in her favorite colors

Tools Used:

Prym Quilting Needles. Ann specifically uses Size 12.

Prym Quilting Needles

6 thoughts on “100 Days – Week of Tools – Featured Quilt 7

  1. favorite post of the week! I agree that our best tools are our hands. Just like generations before us who didn’t have fancy tools, we could accomplish much with them!
    As much as I love my sewing machine, I almosr always end my day with some hand sewing/quilting.
    Thses quilts are lovely!

  2. Absolute breath of fresh air! I love the Ann’s focus on the hand-quilting and lack of tools – just using her head and hands. Thank you so much!

  3. Excellent choix des couleurs.
    Beaucoup d’élégance et de sobriété.
    Tout ce que j’aime :)
    Bien cordialement

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