Lynn Harris’ Zinnias quilt was inspired by a photo (shown below) of zinnias growing in her garden. She used a walking foot to quilt a beautiful texture of wavy lines across her quilt.
Here’s what Lynn had to say about her quilt:
“The quilt was inspired by a row of Zinnias in my garden, and so I wanted to give an organic feel to the quilting. The bright row of half square triangles is very precisely pieced in a straight row. The quilting, therefore, needed to be more free and flowing. I chalk marked some straight lines vertically down the quilt and then with my walking foot sewed meandering lines that followed the general line of the marked lines. That kept the curved lines “in line” so to speak. I sewed these fairly close to fill in and give texture to the otherwise “empty” parts of the quilt.”
Lynn finished her first quilt in 1976, when she was in middle school. Today she’s a member of both the Ann Arbor and Brighton, Michigan, Modern Quilt Guilds. You can see more of Lynn’s work on her blog, The Little Red Hen.