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Desert Candles

34.5 x 16.5

Irma Lubbe

I began this quilt in a Jean Wells workshop. The curved piecing was a challenge, especially on the sharper curves! I added texture with bobbin work, for which I wound embroidery floss onto a bobbin and stitched from the back – exciting because you don’t know what’s happening on the front until you are finished. My photos of desert candles in the Mojave were my inspiration.

Irma Lubbe

All cotton fabric, embroidery yarn, cotton thread

Curved piecing, bobbin work

Original Design


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