Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Cloudburst 50" x 51" is a semi-finalist headed to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, MI August 10-13, 2016. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Improvised small quilt studies were the inspiration to explore shapes and use of space. A fair amount of open space allowed me to really play with the quilting! I thought the color palette suggested the misty look following a sudden downpour, and the name Cloudburst was given to the quilt. I find the last stitch is often followed by the naming of the quilt. Mom and I are looking forward to another exciting time with our AQS friends in Grand Rapids MI!  Learn more about the show here  quilt week

CLOUDBURST 50" x 51" by pam j beal
Hopefully some of the quilting is seen in this detail photo. You might be able to see that the batik in the lower center of the photo is the model for a section of quilting in the upper right of the photo.