Terri W. has sent me some lovely quilts to finish, and I can share a few now that they’re back with her!
the first is an Echino improv quilt, based off a tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman (Terri added a mini border and sashing, and it turned out beautifully). She wanted something simple so as not to distract from the quilt, and I decided to center the squares around the cornerstones, and fill with improv squares around them. Each square is unique.
The next quilt had a really cool textured fabric with dots, which made for a really interesting quilt top, I thought. It had a band of stars, and I wanted to emphasize that design, as well as emphasize the raised bubbles of the white fabric. As I was quilting it, I couldn’t help but think of one of my fabric books, A Wrinkle in Time. I think you’ll see why!
The last quilt I have to show is a HST Ziggy, and I wanted to do something a little different than following the bands of color. For this one, I wanted to emphasize verticals, and to do that I crossed over the bands, trying to create a sense of long lines and angles. The curvy zigzag lines helped break it up a little, and not feel so homogenous.
Of course, my favorite quilt was the simplest one to quilt, made entirely of shirting squares! I am seriously bummed, though… I forgot to get a picture 🙁