Four Greater Than One
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Four Greater Than One {QuiltCon Charity Quilt}

To meet the 2017 QuiltCon charity quilt challenge of crafting a design that plays with scale, the four Blue Moon Quilters members (Renee @Quilts of a Feather, Afton @Quilting Mod, Sara @Blue Quail Studio, and Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl) determined that we wanted to base the quilt design on a traditional block: Storm at Sea. Collaborating together, we created a design that uses the Storm at Sea block in four different sizes. We cultivated the palette down to four colors, and out of our collaboration a quilt was created that is better than any one of us could have created on our own. Fabric supplied by Michael Miller Fabrics, thread from Aurifil, and batting from The Warm Company.

Today, I am absolutely thrilled to share with you our finished quilt: Four Greater Than One.

Four Greater Than One

Four Greater Than One

The last time I worked on this quilt was in August when I worked with Renee on our Oregon sewing retreat, and it looked like this:

Four Greater Than One - Blue Moon Quilters 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Four Greater Than One – Blue Moon Quilters 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

The other three members of the Blue Moon Quilters live in Albuqueque, so after Sara and Afton made the remaining paper pieced blocks, they were able to get together and work on piecing the top and basting the quilt.

Four Greater Than One - Quilting Detail as Seen on Quilt Backing

Four Greater Than One – Quilting Detail as Seen on Quilt Backing

Then Renee performed her quilting magic. I am not going to share any more detailed images, you will have to visit Renee and Afton (links at the top and bottom of this post) for more details. I am crazy proud to have been a part of this collaboration, and I can’t wait to get a photo of the four of us standing by this quilt hanging at QuiltCon.

Four Greater Than One - Quilt Label

Four Greater Than One – Quilt Label

Speaking of being part of the collaboration, it was hard doing the up front work and knowing that I would not be available to help with the finishing details. I am super grateful to this group for the effort and care that everyone put in to make the quilt a reality.

Seriously, go check out more details about this quilt today!!

25 thoughts on “Four Greater Than One {QuiltCon Charity Quilt}

  1. Well done! Looking forward to see it in person!

  2. Cindy says:

    This is stunning Yvonne! The flowing and ebbing of the pattern gives it great movement.

  3. Beth LaMotte says:

    Wow! It is simply stunning! I will be looking for it at Quiltcon!

  4. slmrn1 says:

    Awesome quilt. Love the design and color choices. You all did a magnificent job.

  5. Oh man, I can totally understand how hard it was to do all the up front work and then (SO patiently) wait for us to get to our parts. But I so, so appreciate all the work you put into this quilt–the pattern felt above and beyond and I was so grateful you did so much for it. I’m glad we were able to do our piecing together, and I felt lots of support from you for all of the quilting design decisions.

  6. Awesome! This is absolutely beautiful. I hope you have a great week.

  7. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, you’ve totally outdone yourself with this one! Stunning is an understatement!

  8. This is so terrific! I first saw this morning on Afton’s blog and really think you guys have done great quilt here. The design is awesome and I love the quilting too. You’ll have to take a picture of yourself standing beside this quilt at QuiltCon!

  9. nrs says:

    wow, I am sure my computer monitor doesn’t do its justice, but it is still amazing seeing it on my screen. Too bad I won’t be seeing it in person. Have fun.

  10. aquilterstable says:

    What a terrific collaboration with great result!

  11. Hello Yvonne! This is a spectacular quilt with so much movement and brilliant effects! The four of you did create a Masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great day!

  12. Tish says:

    Congrats to all you on this amazing quilt. I was just over at Renee’s blog drooling over her quilting. From start to finish, you ladies did an amazing job!

  13. Lisa says:

    It’s wonderful to see this finished Yvonne. It’s so beautiful.

  14. The 4 of you did an amazing job on this quilt! I can understand how hard it must have been to only watch the last part of the work on this quilt, but it was certainly in good hands 🙂 Too bad there aren’t instantaneous (free) travel options so we could all go wherever we want to sew with our online friends.

  15. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see it in real life!

  16. Saw it on Instagram and so lovely to see more of it here and read about this collaboration. Will be watching for that pic of the four of you with it!

  17. barbaradougherty126 says:

    Yvonne, This. Is. Beautiful. I have no words….wonderful!

  18. Kaja says:

    Congratulations on a lovely quilt. It must have been hard missing out on the end stages but your collaborators did a great job. I like how the quilting looks on the back – almost like little twinkles of starlight.

  19. Amazing!! You ladies did a fabulous job with this. The colours are so bold.

  20. Stunning quilt – what an great collaboration to have been part of … and it looked great at QuiltCon!

  21. Vera says:

    It’s great design and I already checked the fabulous quilting. Well done all of you!

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