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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Free-form quilting art quilt

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

free form art quilt black and white

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 my head.

free form art quilt detail

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.

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