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Wind, Earth, Fire & Water

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  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 6
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 9

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A Day at the Beach A Day at the Beach
By: Sue H, Minnesota, USA

This is from the book Skinny Quilts & Table Runners, edited by Eleanor Levie. This particular pattern is by Karen Eckmeier. There is a lot of surface embellishment, from yarns and ribbon, to actual seashells. This was a really fun quilt to make!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 48"

Aurora Bourealis/Earth Wind and Fire Aurora Bourealis/Earth Wind and Fire
By: Jay Dodds, Texas, USA

I made this quilt for a guild challenge. It is made from recycled fabrics……old ties, scraps from brides maid dresses, mother of the bride dress, Halloween costumes, college formals, etc. And beaded andembroidered pretty heavily to enhance the theme.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 37"

Elements Growth Charts Elements Growth Charts
By: M-R @ Quilt Matters, Ontario, Canada

These are growth charts I made for my three boys using the elements of earth (grass), fire and water. I guess we’ll need to have a fourth to complete the set…not! The charts were made using piecing, machine appliquĂ©, and lots of free motion quilting techniques.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 72"

Erna's Table Erna’s Table
By: Sheila Hartford, Georgia, USA

Erna’s table was inspired by a dresden plate pillow I had seen online, I had never made a dresden and was ready for a new challenge, its colors are in the greens and yellows which reminds me of summery green grass and sunchsine! Perfect table topper for someone who has it all!!

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Fire Fire
By: Gunilla Börjesson, Sweden

I made this quilt in a class at Quilt University, called The four elements.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 14"

fire&water fire&water
By: Claudia Hager, Germany

6 Quilted Pieces made with color gradient batik fabrics, encluding the colours of wind, earth, fire and water. Hanging between my rafters in my bedroom and when I look at them, they make me sleepy in the evening and a good feeling in the morning because I love the amazing changing colours.

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 48"

High Plains Storm High Plains Storm
By: DinahT, New Mexico, USA

This quilt was done for a class called “Elements in Fabric” and the subject was Wind.
But as I was thinking about what to say for this contest, I realized that it included all of the elements. Wind in the clouds, water in the rain, fire in the lighting and earth in the mountains.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18.5"

hot and cold hot and cold
By: Katrien Pattyn, Belgium

this quilt i made for a challenge.some years ago.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Let Your Light Shine Let Your Light Shine
By: Linda Evans, California, USA

This traditional quilt really came to life when the swirling star burst forth from the darkness. The flames stream across the night sky casting light and heat upon us.
Extra sparkle and heat comes from the glittery yarns, crystals, and beads. Pieced and quilted on my domestic sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 82" height: 82"

Light Through The Mountain Light Through The Mountain
By: Margaret Griffiths, Virginia, USA

I made this small wall hanging for my mother in 2010 for mother’s day. It’s both pieced and fused fabric and mixed fibers. I enjoy creating these hangings with texture, texture and more texture.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 26"

Mighty Eruption Mighty Eruption
By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA

I have already made an underwater quilt and outer space quilt to represent water and air, so this one is about fire. Mom had been after me to make one after telling her I wanted to, so this is my volcano to represent the fire.

Quilt size: width: 6o" height: 52"

Monterrey Memories Monterrey Memories
By: Monterrey Memories, Texas, USA

Back in 2006, my step-son lived in Monterrey, California. When I saw this fabric with the seals, fish, and ocean I knew I had to make it for him. He’s been back in Texas for several years now but I’m sure he enjoys an occasional reminder of his Monterrey days when glimpsing this wall hanging

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 55"

Mother Earth Mother Earth
By: Marlene Oddie, Washington, USA

FQs collected for a rainbow effect, they had so much of an earthtone effect, I called it Mother Earth. I made this in the initial days of having a long-arm and experimented with several designs. This is a Disappearing 9-patch pattern. I put fabric that has ‘milk and cookies’ on the back.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Sea Glass Sea Glass
By: Margaret Gunn, Maine, USA

This quilt depicts how the gorgeous colors of glass are deposited to the sand by the churning of the ocean’s waves.

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 78"

White Sands White Sands
By: Emma How, Australia

From a series of quilts, all a little different, inspired by my sailing husband. I use a wide range of fabrics and my own twist on foundation piecing to build original scenes. With the sun as fire, the sea as water and the island as earth, it lacks (unusually in the series) only a sailboat for wind.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 45"


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This post was published on May 18th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

4 Responses to “Wind, Earth, Fire & Water”

  1. Shari says:

    Amazing entries! So hard to choose. I especially like this collection – what a great theme and so much talent shown.

  2. Gloria Bruce says:

    Great quilts wonderful inspiration.

  3. Sandi says:

    I scrolled through the quilts and thought……..hmmmm…….which one do I like best? Scrolled back to the top and thought, like this first one the best and then saw the name……..it’s my friend, Sue! We were in the same quilt club and she always makes the most beautiful quilts!

  4. Yea…Looks like my Sea Glass won :-))

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