Created as a Shenandoah Piecemakers’ ‘Triple-Play Challenge
Designed, Pieced, and Quilted by Sue Hickman Berryville, Va 10/2010
A See of Three began as a quilt group challenge in 2010. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I began to sketch without regard for ‘how’ I would bring this design to completion. The Triple-Play Challenge called for creating a quilt that was 36” square, contained at least one triangle, and that contained one other “three” (suggestions included three colors, shapes, and techniques). I began with the three large green triangles and proceeded to add one additional element at a time until I was pleased with the harmonious balance within the design. In keeping with the Triple-Play challenge, I designed, made, and quilted this project. Further, I pieced and appliquéd by hand and utilized paper-piecing techniques. I used my modern Phaff and Singer sewing machines as well as my Grandmother’s old Westinghouse. The three color families represented are personal favorites: blue, green, and teal. And, finally, this completed quilt is both 3-D both physically and optically, requiring a considerable draw from my interior design/drafting skills acquired in college.
This quilt showed at the 2011 Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show, held in Berryville, Va.
Received a Viewer’s Choice Award at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show April 2011
It won a Blue Ribbon at the Clarke County Fair in August 2012.
This quilt was one of the quilts showcased in a Solo-Artist “Art in the Halls” show at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017.
Blank note cards featuring this quilt are currently available for purchase in sets of four (4) for $12.00 by emailing Sue@Studio2724.com .