Experimenting

Fresh from QuiltCon, it was time for Quilt Fest of New Jersey, where Black and White Trill, Flounce, and Momentum hung in the NJMQG exhibit. Fresh from two shows full of inspiring work, I have brought new eyes to some current projects and kept myself sewing a lot in the past two weeks. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been up to.


My jogakbo hand piecing has grown significantly after the workshop I took with Heidi Parkes. I’ve found it to be a portable project that is perfect for time when the boys are playing or in activities. I love whip stitching a seam and then opening it up to see what will show on the right side.


I’ve also continued playing with compounded improv curves, which I’m teaching at Mid-Atlantic Mod under the title Fingerprint curves. They too have subtle surprises. I’m enjoying the way that they make me pay attention and subvert my expectations.

I also like picking color palettes that will give the curves different effects. 
I hope you are finding inspiration around you as well as the time to experiment with what it brings out in you.