Minis 2016

The miniature at the top right uses a single improv motif based on one of the block designs in the Paint Chips quilt from the book Stack, Shuffle and Slide by Karla Alexander.

In the next quilt, I cut the rectangles without a ruler and introduced yet more wonkiness with an abundance of curvy quilted lines.

To create the quilting pattern, I started by chalking one undulating line onto the quilt top using a flexible curve ruler. (It’s actually a woodworker’s tool, but I can’t recommend it highly enough for quilters!) Then I echoed and/or varied the line each time I added another row of stitching.

To get an even more organic look, I also included lines of big, hand-quilted stitches with metallic thread.

To see more minis, click here and here.

Photography by Douglas Sandberg.