Abstract Fans (2012, size) I love playing around with abstract blocks. This is a “liberated” blocks, following Gwen Marsten’s ideas for liberated quilting. The block arrangement and striped fabric form some wonderful secondary patterns.
Breaking Blocks (2001, 57×38) This quilt started out as a 16 patch with half squares on the diagonal to form large contrasting half squares. I managed to sew the first three squares along the top before all those little squares got the better of me. So I started playing around with breaking the pattern in [Continue Reading]
Transparencies (1999, size) Its fun to play around with transparencies in fabric. The right triangles and close linear quilting add structure and orderliness to this quilt.
Flying Triangles (1993, 45×28) This abstract piece was an experiment in shape, texture and movement; flying geese appear to be lying in oppositions.
Abstract Brain (2002, 58×38) The logo for the Krasnow Institute (a brain and cognition research Institute with which I am professionally affiliated in as an anthropologist) is a line drawing abstraction of a brain. I loved the challenge of translating this logo into a quilt. Based primarily on fence rail blocks, I matched each block [Continue Reading]
Amish Storm at Sea (1991, 32×32) In this quilt, I combined the color sensibilities of Amish quilts with the intricacies of the storm at sea pattern. Departing from the symmetry of each storm at sea block, the color placement of center medallion fabrics created new shapes. It was fun to use solid fabrics and traditional [Continue Reading]