Devil’s Teeth

Devil’s Teeth evolved from an old unfinished quilt top that I rediscovered during a shelter-in-place purge of a drawer filled with UFOs (unfinished objects). My original thinking is a mystery: Why a polka-dot batik? Had I been learning to piece triangles?

As these 21 different right triangles rekindled my interest, I began quilting vertical lines, with four areas of variation.

The result reminds me of the Devil’s Teeth rock formations at the Farallon Islands, 30 miles west of San Francisco.

This quilt has been juried into New Quilts of Northern California, a special exhibit sponsored by the Northern California Quilt Council at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 14–17, 2020. All the PIQF quilt exhibits, classes, lectures and vendor shops are virtual this year.

Photography: Douglas Sandberg