It’s a scary thought, making a beautiful quilt top, sewing carefully together slices of gorgeous hand-dyed fabric (Judy Robertson), and then pull out your scissors and cut holes into it. Never mind, you’ve only one shot of this. But once you get over your initial fear doing something wrong to your work, it’ll get better. You’ll lose that fear of the possibility to completely mess it up.
That clears your head and you can start with the layering, the quilting process later always in mind. The truth of the matter is, beautiful hand-dyed fabrics are your “friend”, – my friend and friends help each other to push forward.
Every summer, wild fires run rampant and destructive thru valleys and forests. While flying ember bears the danger to kindle new fires, the heat, glow and power of fire also carries a lot of fascination and beauty.
Size: w 21” x h 22”
Original design, 2011
How I came about:
In Nov. 2010 at another quilt show, I demonstrated my “ruler-less, free-shape cutting and piecing, which became over time my signature-technique in piecing. My demo drew lots of visitors, and while watching closely my own hands, I couldn’t miss the many Ah-Ha-moments in their faces..