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.
Photography by Douglas Sandberg.