The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Elaborated Tangram" by Michael James
Do a puzzle of Michael James' quilt, Elaborated Tangram.
Elaborated Tangram is unique among Michael's works. Of the 300 or so quilts that he has made over 40-something years, this quilt is the only one of his that does not have a single machine stitch on it. Wanting to have one quilt that was entirely made by hand, even going so far as to piece the backing fabric lengths by hand, Elaborated Tangram was the final result and was completed in 1976. Made "to demonstrate contemporary piecing with visually complex designs", the quilt is now in the collection of the International Quilt Museum, and measures 91.5" by 89.5".
See more of Michael's quilts in 2013 Quilt Legend Michael James.
Original Photo by Gregory Case