I made this quilt in 2008 for a friend to commemorate our twenty years of friendship.
The idea for this design came from the need to reduce a fairly large stash of hand-dyed fabrics. I chose a basic quilting block, the half-square triangle, to draw attention away from the construction method. I was trying to create movement with the placement of color and light. There are over 7800 triangles in this quilt.
The name ‘Topography’ is from the quilting motif. I used free motion and tried to follow the flow of the colors. When it was completed it reminded me of a topographical map.
This quiilt was accepted into the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. It was the first time I had been accepted into a juried show.