Monday, June 28, 2010

Orphan block design process #2

Two more borders have now been added to this quilt in process. Even though two of the stars came from a Mary Lou Weidman workshop a few years back, the process of no pattern, free form cutting is well documented in the work of others, including Gwen Marston and in antique quilts. It is a wonderful way to create. This kind of quilting takes longer in my opinion, but is more satisfying. The work and the pleasure come in the attention to detail. See the added triangles on the corners of the blocks which add sparkle to the quilt and the second border that brings your eye around the quilt by using two colors, but colors in a similar color family. Whimsy is added for fun and for interest as in the chicken feet seen in the close up below.

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