I’ve often though about doing more abstract work or big simple shapes because I love to stitch with loopy patterns. It’s not that big, but here’s a simple shapes quilt that I delivered to a friend this week using this stitch in the background.

The simple shapes came from quick pen drawings that I later refined to use in the invitation to this show, then I enlarged them to make a food-inspired quilt. To make the background stitching show up, I used a course variegated blue thread, and then doodled around the kitchen objects. This is a lot of fun, so I hope to do some more of these.

The other day, I happened to run across an article about creating special touches for packaging your handmade items -it said there were a lot of Flickr photos tagged “handmade packaging.” So inspired, before I delivered the quilt to the collector, I hand-wrote a card thanking them for the purchase and wrapped it up with a fabric bow.

This is how a usually wrap my quilts for transport. I used to use white cloth to wrap them, but batiks with colors are just so much more fun.

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  • I found this quilt pictured on Pinterest. I would like to attempt to make one of my own as a gift, patterned after your picture…. if I do that and give you full credit for the original design, may I please have your permission? If not, that’s okay … I totally understand! But it is a beautiful piece of art and I think the lady I need to make a gift for would really like something along these lines.

    Much respect and appreciation,

    Wendy Christian

    • Hi Wendy, I don’t mind if my work inspires you to do your own, in fact that’s what I hope will happen. But I’d prefer that you don’t make an exact copy, because I’m not making quilts to sell patterns. I’m making my own art and I hope others will do the same. Thanks!

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