Many of my weaving designs started with a classic quilt pattern — Amish, 3 Bars, 9 Patch, Log Cabin, to name a few. I’ve now applied the same approach but without the limitations of the loom. For my contemporary classics art quilts, the straight lines and boxes of these classics grew into wonky, creel-feeling designs, but still echoed classic patterns. Below is a sampling.
Nine-Patch: A classic quilt pattern, in a bold and simplified presentation:
Below are a few wonky log cabin patterned quilts, showing the versatility of this classic quilt pattern. It is one of my favorite styles, simply because of its versatility.
An Amish favorite, 3 Bars, here in red and blue, modernized: