Machine piecing, hand tied, hand beading, hand sewn yarn edge. I enjoy the unbalanced feel of Dancing Squares with its unexpected red steps, turtles, frogs and beading.
Machine pieced and hand tied. Quilting for me is like putting a puzzle together. I find pieces that fit and match as I go, not having to follow a specific pattern. It’s my form of meditation and the vibrant colors make me happy.
Machine piecing and hand quilting. I like the idea of re-purposing fabrics. I was given all of these scraps from a woman who made fabric covered books. There are so many things to discover in this colorful creation.
Machine pieced and hand quilted. I am very process oriented and don’t have the end result in mind when I work. I like the random haphazardness of each square with the grid structure creating small windows or vignette.
Machine pieced, hand quilted, and hand beading on the surface. Incorporated parts of a found quilt. Dinosaurs and Bricks are a very odd combination that I wanted to explore. The dancing shrimp make it even more fun, but the surface beading was certainly a labor of love.
Machine piecing and hand tied. Untitled III was inspired by my study of African American strip quilts. I enjoyed using a wide range of fabrics including clothing scraps.