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The Mask Quilt

by Julie
(Plainfield, IL)

The Mask Quilt

The Mask Quilt

This was the mask quilt I made in a class with Karen Musgrave at Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, IL. It is the most abstract piece that I've ever done, and it was a BLAST to make.

Karen's got a really cool piecing technique that uses strips cut with a bias edge. Because of the bias you can gently curve the strip as you sew it down.

The piecing is a quilt as you make mini quilt
sandwiches for each of the sections making up the mask,
plan your colors, choose your fabrics and do the bias edge piecing. Then the sections are trimmed to size and zigzagged together. You can use bias strips to cover the zigzags, but I chose to try out a new foot. It's got many holes in the top to thread thicker threads through, the holes keep the threads straight as you stitch over them with a triple zigzag or other decorative stitch.

This quilt was totally out of the box for me and I loved every minute of working on it.

P.S. The bias binding was the source of my colors. I hope you can see it.

P.S.S. If you ever have the chance to take a class with Karen, do it. She is a warm and encouraging and really knows her stuff. A truly wonderful teacher!

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Jun 13, 2015
colors !!!!
by: Cheyenne

love it is so colorful

Aug 26, 2011
Amazing work!
by: Sandi King

Beautiful and inspirational piece!

Dec 14, 2010
Colors are fantastic
by: Sherry A. Byrd

I love the fantastic colors..Yummy!!!

Sep 15, 2009
Love the colours
by: Anonymous

Nice choice of colours.

Aug 24, 2009
by: Joyce

Your quilt is awesome! At first glance it was simply abstract, and then I saw the mask itself. How cool!

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