This is the first in a series of three quilts that I made in the 1980’s. I wanted something with movement, not a static symmetrical block. I found the unnamed block in a photo in a Michael James book. I liked the diagonals mixed into it.
Starting with some hand dyed fabric I had done in the sixties, I added every type of fabric that worked, including satins, velvets and plaids. My vision was of a campfire in the woods, so each hand cut piece was added to enhance that effect.
I quilted it in the ditch, the only way to deal with all the different textures.
I was a member of Block Party Quilters in the Seattle area. This quilt was the beginning of my path into art quilts, which has been my most rewarding work. With health changes I am more limited now, so I am doing simple things. However, I always work out the patterns and colors for myself and am getting back into the creative side of quilting again.
I link up with RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com, Sew Cute Tuesday at blossomheartquilts.com and Throwback Thursday at kristaquilts.blogspot.com. Come along and join the fun.