A few years ago, I took a workshop from quilt artist Carol Taylor and learned her techniques for appliquéd patchwork and perfectly couched spirals. She calls the class “Arc-i-Textures” because of the circular nature of the quilting and the variety of elegant fabrics, nubby yarns, and shimmering ribbons used to create it. During the workshop, Carol warned us that making these small wall quilts could become addictive, and she was right: I’ve made over a dozen of them, and, each time I finish one, my mind starts putting together new color combinations for the next one.
I use the word “Cycles” to refer to my own interpretations of this technique, and each one has its own title. The piece pictured above is called “Embers,” and the client who will be receiving it, interior designer Sharon Einbinder of Windows, Walls, and More, chose the colors. It’s inspired me to start another one soon – I guess these little quilts really are like pistachio nuts: you can’t stop at one -- or a dozen.
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