Thursday, October 25, 2007

Split Infinitives

Remember these bits of split squiggles I was playing with after the workshop with Gerry Chase? They've been sitting on my design wall for a while, and I liked them so much that way that I decided to place them on a white field and leave it at that.

Then they sat on the wall, pinned to white fabric for ages, while I thought about how to quilt them. I finally opted to scribble-quilt around them. I did some on my tabletop Bernina, and some on the Juki mounted on the quilting frame. (Because Pam showed me that you can use do both on the same piece. Duh.)

My photo skills aren't the best, and it's hard to photograph an essentially white quilt anyway. But you get the idea. Here's a detail shot to show how I quilted it.

Given that this was one of those things where I had no idea where I was going from one step to the next (hmm, what happens if I try this? And what if I do this?) I had pretty low expectations all along. But I'm pleased with the result.


  1. Anonymous12:45 PM

    I love it!! It looks so fresh and modern. I loved the little bits you started with and I wondered to myself, if it were my quilt, how would I figure out the pieceing to get all those odd little thick bits at the ends of he black center lines? You, of course, have the perfect answer -- you don't! Just leave them in their wonderful raw state and don't try to make things hard on yourself (I tend to do that: make things hard on myself for very arbitrary reasons). The quilting which sort of echos the tjanting lines seems very appropriate, and practical as well, as I assume it's what's holding down all the raw edges. Great job! I am drawn to teh utter simplicity of this quilt.

  2. The white background is perfect! And I love how you did the quilting.

  3. Anonymous3:27 PM

    The white space complements the quilt beautifully and the depth of the borders is just right. Now your challenge will be to keep the white pristine. I'm currently having the opposite problem with a black background quilt attracting lint, left right and centre!

  4. Anonymous4:09 PM

    What more to say - love it!!

  5. I love what you did with your squiggly bits!

  6. That's so beautiful!

  7. This is really nice, have you shown it to Gerry Chase yet? I think she will love it also