Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Outside the frame

Tiny quilts don't need borders, but what about the framing itself? A tiny quilt is a certain size, and the design has to fit that size, but what does "fit" really mean? By habit, a design is often contained and constrained by the framing. The figure can be centered in the frame, or placed off-center. What if it tries to scoot out of the frame altogether?

I've been experimenting with a couple of different ways to explode the framing. Heading out over the edge...

"Crazy, all for the love"
2013, hand appliqu├ęd, hand quilted, 10" x 10".