Sunday, April 1, 2012
Sometimes I feel like I lead a double life ... I started out making very traditional quilts with very matched points and corners. Sometimes I still do that, when necessary!
This small quilt 12" x 30" was made in response to a guild challenge "I am ____". Well, I don't know what 2011 was like for the rest of you, but we had a series of disasters including hurricane damage, home break-ins and more. It was pretty easy to decide that I was feeling SHATTERED. I've enjoyed making Tonya's crooked letters ever since I found them on Bonnie Hunter's blog and of course I am now the proud owner of my own copy of Word Play Quilts! (Before you worry too much about my mental health, also understand that I am a HUGE Stones fan.)
The real fun began when I quilted this piece. I had already decided to try some sort of free form quilting when I ran across additional information and inspiration on a blog called iHanna. No hoop, no marking, no pattern; I had a grand time and will quilt more like this in the future. I used both pearl cotton and DMC floss to get all the colors I wanted.