Monday, July 13, 2015


My latest finish is a wall quilt I call, "Crosses", and measures at 43" x 38".  It's my own improv design which began with a charm pack of Timeless Treasures solids I won at Mid Atlantic Mod 2014.

I started making a boat-load to wonky crosses during two group sewcials earlier in the year. The plan was to arrange them randomly into a larger quilt but when they got onto the the design wall to me it looked like a huge colorful very loud mess!  If you know me you know I like a more minimal approach, so to salvage my original failed idea I grouped them by color and then things started to come together.  I wanted this piece to be a truly organic process it did not disappoint. I would spend bursts of time standing in front of the design wall playing and then leaving and then playing and then leaving ...

These are some of the ones that didn't make the final cut.  They will make it into a few single cross pieces.

Quilting was done via walking foot using improv waves I practiced at a great workshop taught by Melanie Tuazon from Melinthattic in June.  I needed some curves to break up all those straight pieced lines.

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