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Patchwork

Fabric cut and sewn together to create graphic blocks with inset designs. The most traditional form of quilting with endless possibilities in the combination of shapes and colors. Lots of straight lines, lots of triangles, lots of time at a sewing machine or a cutting board or an ironing board. 

 sample quilt for the fixed-width patchwork pattern I’m developing. making color-based quilts using squares that are all the same size is one of my favorite quilting techniques. it’s simple, so there’s so much space for small details and a beautiful finish

sample quilt for the fixed-width patchwork pattern I’m developing. making color-based quilts using squares that are all the same size is one of my favorite quilting techniques. it’s simple, so there’s so much space for small details and a beautiful finish

 Example of a finished fixed-width block (right) and a half-finished chain-pieced fixed-width patchwork block (left)

Example of a finished fixed-width block (right) and a half-finished chain-pieced fixed-width patchwork block (left)

 self-drafted quilted sawtooth star stockings, made for Christmas 2017

self-drafted quilted sawtooth star stockings, made for Christmas 2017

 patchwork text banner, cotton, 2018

patchwork text banner, cotton, 2018

 patchwork text banner, cotton, 2018

patchwork text banner, cotton, 2018

 This block is called "Weathervane Variation" and it's part of a large quilt composed of weathervane blocks interposed with gold ohio stars blocks. This quilt features hand screen-printed fabric by  Sara Parker Textiles , a favorite artist of mine whose fabric I love to work with. 

This block is called "Weathervane Variation" and it's part of a large quilt composed of weathervane blocks interposed with gold ohio stars blocks. This quilt features hand screen-printed fabric by Sara Parker Textiles, a favorite artist of mine whose fabric I love to work with. 

 Tiny sawtooth stars pieced for a quilt for my favorite five-year-old. She picked all of the colors herself. 

Tiny sawtooth stars pieced for a quilt for my favorite five-year-old. She picked all of the colors herself. 

 Sawtooth stars and hand-quilting in a small commissioned quilt destined to be a part of a wedding ceremony. 

Sawtooth stars and hand-quilting in a small commissioned quilt destined to be a part of a wedding ceremony. 

 Pieced diamonds for a commissioned quilt for a one-year-old, inspired by Lake Michigan. 

Pieced diamonds for a commissioned quilt for a one-year-old, inspired by Lake Michigan. 

 Simple half-square triangles with hand-quilting. A satisfying early project. 

Simple half-square triangles with hand-quilting. A satisfying early project. 

 Finished "Tiny Stars" quilt top hung in my old backyard in Chicago.

Finished "Tiny Stars" quilt top hung in my old backyard in Chicago.

 Finished "Stars over Lake Michigan" quilt top at Promontory Point, a very favorite place. 

Finished "Stars over Lake Michigan" quilt top at Promontory Point, a very favorite place.