November 1, 2015

Free-form quilting art quilt

This quilt was created for the Manitoba Crafts Council 2013 annual members' art show called For the Love of Craft. It's called Happy Hour. 

I enjoyed making this art quilt. It was inspired by Rayna Gillman's book Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts. I named it Happy Hour because the polka-dots reminded me of Leonard Cohen's song Closing Time. There's a line in the song that goes "and the men they dance on the polka-dots."  I was humming that tune much of the time I was finishing up the quilt, and I couldn't get that line out of me head.

One of the most enjoyable things about free-form quilting is that it keeps you thinking outside the box. There's no real plan, which means all kinds of cool things can happen.