Amazing Color Usage by Heather Wood-Salomon


From time to time I come across a quilt and/or a quilter that amazes me.  I’d like to share one that came to my attention via the Facebook Celebrate Hand Quilting group.

Heather Wood-Salomon  was born in St. Joseph, Trinadad, and lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan until she was about 30.  She now lives in Windsor, Ontario. Heather said she has been quilting for five years, and came to quilting only because a log cabin quilt she purchased at a big box store fell apart when she washed it.  She decided from there to  take a class at Quilting Confections in Windsor so she could make a quilt that didn’t fall apart, and has been hooked ever since.

I asked Heather to tell us a little bit about her gorgeous quiltHeather called  “Technicolor Galaxy.”

“I saw a picture of the Technicolorgalaxy quilt in the Modern Quilting Facebook group last November and fell in love with it.  I enrolled as a 60th birthday present to myself.  The quilt was designed by Alyssa Lichner of Pileoffabric as a Block of the Month for 2015.


This quilt looked very challenging with many different techniques.  The colour wheel is top stitched
The star points, piano keys, scattered geese, and the outside sides are foundation paper pieced. The orange peels were machine appliquéd, and half moons were hand appliquéd.  The flower hexies were English paper pieced and hand-sewed on. The four corners were improvised.

Each section was quilted first and joined using the quilt-as-you-go technique.  Then the colour wheel was attached as the last step. I used low-volume, pieced binding to finish it off.”IMG_1355

I used pearl #5 on the star points and pearl #8 on the outside sections.

If you think this is gorgeous, you should see her brightly colored “apple core” quilt that is now in her hoop being hand quilted (big stitch).  Oh my goodness!  This gal knows how to use color!

30 Things: Number 16


16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

  1. Wedd-1076My son Sean (right)
  2. My son Loren (left)
  3. Book #1:  America’s Pictorial Quilts, published by American Quilter’s Society
  4. Book #2:  Comtemporary Quilts From Traditional Design, published by E.P. Dutton
  5. Specialist degree in Educational Leadership Ed.S.  from Eastern Michigan University





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Happy Birthday With Quilts!!!

I had a beautiful day with my wonderful husband today!  He took me to the Contemporary Quilts exhibit at the Edsel Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan today, followed by a yummy dinner at the Parthenon in Greektown, Detroit, Michigan. We were going to tour the estate after looking at the exhibit, but opted to wait until this summer when the many acres of the estate are in full bloom. 

A few photos to entice you:






The detail on these little quilts (above) was amazing! 

We stood and looked at them for the longest time.