100 Days – Week of Improv – Featured Quilt 2

Today’s beautiful featured quilt was made by Sherri Lynn Wood and is called Red-wedge. It is a truly wonderful example of how people can express their own artistic voice through improv piecing.  Amazing use of curves creates real energy and movement in this quilt.

Sherri blogs about her quilting at Daintytime. One of her quilts even helped to inspire the MQG logo! We asked her a couple of questions:

1. What is your favorite thing about improvisational piecing?

I like setting parameters and letting the piece play out accordingly. Even though I am the architect of the limits or the composer of the score, once the limits are set I’m never quite sure what the end result will be. I like the surprise.

2. What do you think makes this quilt modern?

I’d say this quilt is more mod than modern. Simple honest lines, strong geometric shapes, expansive asymmetric rhythms, clear jewel tones and organic modular repetition give this improvised quilt it’s counter-culture, mod appeal.

3. What was your inspiration for this quilt?

Red-wedge is one of a series of quilts exploring wedges, curves, and the bias… the idea of space being expanded and contracted.

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