Friday, March 7, 2014



I am always thrilled when I finish a quilt. I am even more thrilled when I am pleased with it.

Serenity is my 386th finished quilt.


This is what it looked like before I trimmed the edges. I had planned on finishing it with a curved irregular edge, but as I was working on it I realized it wanted to be squared off.

I used shibori fabrics I had dyed. They were actually left from previous quilts I created.

The piecing is freeform curved piecing, a technique I gave a demonstration on to our Art Quilt group recently.

It is such an easy and freeing way to work.

Generally I let the quilting mimic the pattern in the shibori fabrics.

This quilt told me it wanted me to emphasize the free form curve piecing.

I may start with a general idea when I create something, but I make many changes and decisions along the way.

I think this allows me to create better art.


8 comments: said...

There is a lovely flow to this piecing, Kay. I also love the colors.

Robbie said...

Kay, this is wonderful!!! So cool! Love the colors, the design!!!!

Anonymous said...

I so agree with your process comment: have a plan but be flexible. I do like the quilting following the pieces.

Shelly said...

Beautiful - everything about it.

MariQuilts said...

I love how this turned out!!

Nina Marie said...

Wow nice use of line....I love the palette too. I don't know what is more impressive....that you did that many quilts or you kept count!!!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Congratulations and thank you for making so many beautiful quilts and sharing them with your appreciative readers! That's an extraordinary accomplishment!

sonja said...

Kay, congratulations on many wonderful posts and that lovely quilt with graceful line revealing, Serenity! Starting creative process with idea that changes as decisions are made describes how I most often work.