Aurora Borealis

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It seems I continue to have a love affair with curved piecing, and my free-motion quilting continues to evolve too. This past week the northern lights managed to make their way far enough south that Colorado was able to see them. I was reminded of this quilt that I made in 2017. I’m not really trying to emulate the northern lights in this quilt, but rather that magical swirling effect that happens when they appear. 

The quilting is all free-motion on a domestic machine with no pre-marking. I faced this quilt as I didn’t feel a binding would be beneficial. I used fabrics that I hand-dyed many many years ago. I didn’t use a recipe, so these are one of a kind—special fabrics that sit around waiting for that perfect opportunity. Oh wait! I’m sure none of you have any fabrics that have lingered around waiting for that perfect time to be used. Am I right?




Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

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