Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Biggified - Quilted

Last weeks Diva Challenge was to “Biggify” your tangles. The challenge was to use your preferred paper size and draw the tangles bigger. This was my favorite biggified tangle. I use the standard 3 ½” square Zentangle® tiles.

I like to translate Zentangle style into quilting. I took the biggified tangle enlarged it a little more and then made a mini-wholecloth quilt. The quilted piece measures 5 ½” square. It is made from fabric, Signature 100% cotton thread – in rust and variegated rust, and two layers of batting. This is the finished piece.

Anyone with a sewing machine can learn how to quilt in the Zentangle style. If you'd like to learn how check out the class I'm teaching at Machine Quilter's Exposition in April! - for more information click here. No prior Zentangle(r) or quilting experience required.

Here are some pictures of it the biggifed little quilt being quilted. I use a 12 foot long  Gammill longarm  machine and I’m working on little 5 ½” pieces! This type of quilting can also be done on a home "domestic" sewing machine!

Here's a picture of the whole Gammil machine set up - this picture was taken to show the traditional style trapunto pieces that are displayed in the foreground. The picture was taken on a day when my studio was clean!


  1. Hi Elaine. My goodness but this is impressive. I like your tangled patterns on quilts. How about that info on quilted bags you were going to post?

  2. Wow! Wonderful! Too bad you live half way across the country from me. How about doing an online class??

  3. My gosh this is beautiful! I love to free motion quilt and would love to learn how to do Zentangles.

  4. I've been wanting to try and make a zentangle style quilt - this looks fabulous! I'm definitely going to have to add it to my 2012 things to try!

  5. I would love to try this. Its great.