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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Work with Skinny Lines--Quilter Beth

I had a chance to continue work on the two pieces I did using this month's technique from Kathy Loomis. If you look at the original entry, you can see that my plan was to combine the two pieces in some way. I'm working on a series of pieces incorporating bias strip "cages" for my Advanced Independent Study work with Jane Dunnewold. This will be the fourth piece in that series.

I haven't actually cut into the blue piece yet. I made paper copies of the sewn piece. That way, I could cut up the paper copies and "play" with them instead of cutting up the sewn piece. Here are two pictures of my design wall. Right now, I'm playing the "what if" game. If you'd like to see more detail about the process, you can check it out on my blog here.

In this picture, I have pinned blue paper pieces to the orange sewn piece. I have pinned bias strips (in dark navy) over the paper pieces. I thought the piece at the bottom looks a bit heavy, sooo...
I made the change below.
I'm thinking of adding a blue piece to the upper right side (where it looks like there is an "empty" bias strip). What do YOU think?


  1. This is great! I like the change. I like the way you are taking Kathy's technique and making it your own.

    I don't think I would add a piece on the upper right. The line gives a 'way out' of the tangle of cages. So to speak.
    Sandy in the UK

  2. I like the 2nd piece just the way you have it.

  3. Your designs look pleasing and "finished." I like the little bit of openness in upper right. Nice use of Kathy's technique.
    Martha Ginn

  4. What do I know. I like the second one the best. Have you considered using thinner black lines??????
    Thanks to you original interview, I've been playing around with this technique as well. Haven't posted yet but will shortly.

    Love your blog and your work!

  5. What a great way to work out a design, using paper copies. I also like the second one just the way it is.

  6. Adding a piece to the upper right isn't really necessary. It's terrific as is.

  7. I like the second piece as it is. It has a very pleasing organic look to it.

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