Thursday, July 1, 2010
Don't Step On The Cracks
A couple of months ago I ran across a blog called Art With a Needle by Kathleen Loomis. I have no memory of what the catalyst was that took me to this blog, but I’m glad I found my way there.
Kathleen generously shares some of her quilting techniques and her Quilt Date for April post was very intriguing. I knew at some point I wanted to give the technique a try. And at some point it dawned on me that I should try this technique on my purple-yellow quilt.
I started my experiment by piecing together several different yellow fabrics. The resulting yellow base was approximately 24 inches square. I started big because I knew it would shrink with each purple strip added. By the time I deemed there were enough thin purple strips criss-crossing over the piece, it was down to around 15 to 17 inches square.
I then took several purple fabrics and cut varying widths of strips and pieced them together. Next I placed the purple strip piece on top of the yellow piece and started slicing randomly through both with my rotary cutter.
I rearranged the slices, pieced them together and then quilted it. The edge is finished with couched eyelash yarns.