I felt so fortunate to take a class with Hilde Morin of Portland, Oregon, while attending the Sisters Quilt Show this summer. I was able to add to my technique repertoire with no-pins, curved piecing. The created "lace" (circular shapes) was a technique I had done many times before so I enjoyed the familiarity of it and the fun. Feeling the Heat is shown below, fig. 1. Acrylic fabric paint was used to highlight the quilting pattern around the created lace.
After I quilted the work, I was able to create the improvisational "gift" (fig. 2) by cutting up the quilted trimmed bits into squares and rectangles and free-motion zig-zagging them back together for a fun fabric-connected, abstract expression.
Feeling the Heat 15.5" x 15.5" fig. 1
Untitled 7" x 9" fig. 2