This is my weekly journal quilt 33/52 2008, 6″ x 8″. This piece is a study of a process that I have been percolating since 2006 in my sketchbooks. It is what I call an “inside out quilt”. It is the seams of the quilt that are being presented on the face of the quilt.
When I was creating a baby quilt for a friend, I foundation pieced the blocks and the back of the quilt top had these phenomenally interesting lines created by opening the seams. Normally these seams would stay on the reverse and then covered with batting and a backing. The pieces of yellow and black and white fabrics are foundation pieced to a black base fabric so that you see the interesting stitching (in yellow thread) from the front as well. Foundation piecing means that instead of just stitching 2 pieces of fabric together, you stitch them to a base at the same time. This piece also involved cutting pieces up and reassembling them with a zigzag stitch. This piece has no batting. On the back I attached a piece of tulle instead of an opaque backing so you could still see how the quilt was created. I find these colors are not working for me, so I am trying them in a different combination for the larger work.