It seems like a very long time since I’ve made a quilt featuring circles and curves. I used to make them all the time.
Spinda was the first quilt I had photographed professionally.
Sidereal Stitch features hand dyed fabrics from before I really knew how to dye fabrics. (Thank you Carol Soderland for showing me the way.)
It was purchased as a wedding anniversary gift and now lives in the San Fransico area.
It received some top quilting awards back in its day.
And I even wrote a magazine article about it.
Root Glacier features a curved piecing technique that I have developed and share in the class I teach about making circles and curves.
These curves can be used for sky, water, ice, you name it.
This one is called Coffee and still needs to be quilted.
That photo was taken at about the same time I stopped making circles and curves and started making Color Grid quilts. Lines, Lines, Lines, and more Lines. You can see most of them on my website.
So, taking Nancy Crow’s class Lines/Curves/Circles & Figure/Ground was a great way to come back to a subject I love–circles and curves.
Can we call Circles and Curves an actual subject matter? I think we can. I know in the world of conceptual art dwelling on the nature of a circle might seem like a simple idea, but in the world of exquisite figure ground composition the circle and the curve are righteous and rich subjects.
So, I have abandoned the line (temporary) and picked up the curve.
Would you like to see what that looks like? Well, I am going to show you–Tomorrow! Here is a little teaser.
Quilting Cliff Hanger!