Artwork by Kristin Miller

Tendrils

Tendrils

35" x 45" ©2008

Drawing a spiral with a pencil only takes a second, so it may be hard for the non-quilter to understand how difficult and exhilarating it is to sew free-form patchwork spirals without a pattern. Each spiral developed its own unique shape and energy, then intertwined with the others, like tendrils reaching for the sun. Extensive hand-quilting accentuates the design. Machine-pieced using cotton and rayon fabrics, hand appliquéd; and quilted by hand with DMC perl cotton.

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