Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Ah ha! Spiral Quilting

This is another of the continuing posts in June, sharing photos and my thoughts from Fiber Arts Fiesta, which took place in Albuquerque May 21-23.

DSCN2357.JPGI am a long-time fan of Kathy York's art quilts–her well defined whimsical style made her one of the first quilters whose work I immediately identified as hers.

The photo on the right of one of Kathy's art quilts was taken in Houston in 2007.

I was very happy for her when I saw that her Modern quilt, i Quilt, won best of show at QuiltCon earlier this year and ... happy for me that it was part of the Best of Quilt Con exhibit at Fiber Arts Fiesta.

i Quilt by Kathy York

The "dot" on the large i is quilted with a spiral.  I love spirals and have quilted a couple small pieces with a giant spiral.  I always find the center challenging.  Kathy's spiral held a good tip for how to handle the center ... leave it open.

i Quilt by Kathy York - Detail


Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I have never thought about leaving a space. i generally just start with a curl and bring the first pass up against it so it forms a circle, teardrop or curly thing.

I might try this next time!

Susan said...

Thank you for those comments and close ups. I liked that one, too.

Bridget said...

I can't remember where I read it, but one blogger who quilts spirals says she free-motions the center and then switches to walking foot for the rest of the spiral. I've yet to try this, but sounds like a possibility.

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