Tuesday, April 23, 2013


If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you've read about my friend Angela Walters several times. She is quite the superwoman: amazing machine quilter, author, teacher, and now fabric designer!  Her first line with Art Gallery is called Textures.  The line has some great basics, like this crosshatch.  It also includes a very cool panel called the Right Angles Panel.
Angela gave me the challenge to make something with just the panel and one other fabric from Art Gallery.  I knew immediately what I wanted to make.  The panel is perfect for a particular technique I have been wanting to try by Yoshiko Jinzenji from her book Quilting Line and Color.  Doesn't Angela look like she approves of my choice?  That's her ad for Handi Quilter in a quilting magazine I picked up this weekend.
This mini quilt looks complex, but it is actually just a 16 patch with one piece added to an asymmetrical border.  By fussy cutting the panel, using Jinzenji's technique, I was able to play with the way the negative space flows into and around the blocks.
I quilted the mini with straight lines about 1/4 inch apart.  I bound it in the same Art Gallery solid as the background to keep the focus on the pops of color in center.
This was such a fun challenge.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what other quilters create with the panel.  Check out Angela's blog to see the results.