In my square collection, I decided to experiment with different forms for quilt blocks by taking them off the wall and bringing them into three dimensional space. I have always been drawn to the Ohio Star block and used that as my starting point. During the process, I learned to scale the size of the bowls up from 12 inches to 18. It was at this time that I realized I could use triangular pieces to follow the lines of a striped pattern across the entire square bowl. Once the foundations of my new technique were in place, I began applying it to non-geometric designs and incorporated appliques resulting in a striking visual language rooted in free form design.
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