Coal Seam is a result of experimenting with inserting slivers of orange fabric into triangles of black fabric. When deciding on the layout, I tried lining up the orange strips from one triangle to another and was amused to see that I could have cut the triangles from a long strip of black with a skinny strip of orange through the center. That would likely have resulted in a less whimsical collection of triangles and it's not the way my brain works when I am sewing.
I like to cut and sew parts and see where that journey takes me. I pieced them together with the Orange lined up partly because that was NOT the way they were originally constructed.
The quilt is hand quilted with black thread. I extended the lines of the triangles to the edge of the quilt.
There is also a small piece of the orange in the binding.
This quilt was started in a workshop with Luke Haynes this winter at QuiltCon.
I had to quilt it quickly because Gwen Marston asked me if she could include it in her latest book, Free Range Triangles. She was already at her deadline so I stitched with a 'flaming needle and burning thread' as my mother would say.
I shipped it out to the publisher before I even took a photo of it. I have it back now and can share it with you. The quilting is still a bit sparse near the edges of the quilt. I plan to add some more quilting in white thread.
I am eagerly awaiting my copy of Gwen's new book.