12 x 12–other Between the Lines quilts

Lots of great quilts this time so there are many photos!  I’ll start with the the one I found most amusing.  Karen took her inspiration from a T-shirt she was wearing (under another shirt).  Her “lines” were the two sides of a zipper!  Her quilt is called “Waiting for the TaTa’s,”  with verbiage from Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret.

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Kathy put a Hawaiian-type applique between her lines.

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Margaret thought of music (America the Beautiful) for the theme and in her normal over-achiever style, made a second interpretation for the back.  Can you see the wolves between the trees?


Sharyn claims she is a terrible driver and the theme immediately brought highway lines to her mind.  The bigger beads are her worst nightmare–trucks.


Melinda saw line-related words between her lines.


Vicki depicted the Moons of Saturn between her lines (orbits).


Linda’s interpretation is based on all the words and lines her book club enjoys.


Jean’s front started as her back–can you even tell which is which?


Bonnie thought of fishing lines (her husband is a fisherman).  She mounted her fish–one is hooked–between offset bargello lines.


Diane didn’t think her twisted lines were exciting enough so she added some pizzazz to the back with couched plastic gimp and woven lines.

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There was one which was not finished (Mary Ann’s) that I must show later.  Her idea was too interesting to leave out.  Overall, a really great meeting–so much creativity.

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I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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5 Responses to 12 x 12–other Between the Lines quilts

  1. jennyklyon says:

    What a talented group! I could not choose a favorite-each one seemed to create an interesting challenge for themselves. makes me think I need a challenge group.

  2. Linda says:

    Can you believe we are nearly half way to twelve? This group has been so much fun! Thanks for sharing them with your blog readers.

  3. debmoyes says:

    This was a good one! People really came up with some great interpretations. My favorite is the Hawaiian appliqué/embroidery. This challenge made me think of a quote that the literature teacher in the school where I taught found. It goes something like this – “Some people see the lines on the pavement. I see the spaces in between”. And in a drawing class I took eons ago, the teacher made us draw the spaces in between – it’s hard!

  4. ali says:

    What a great group! The quilts are so imaginative, and one begins to get a sense of each quilters’ personality! Thanks for all these great photos and descriptions.

  5. Val says:

    thanks for the gallery. they are all super fine, all ncredible & amazing.

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