Fast Food
Building Blocks

Intricate Piecing

Sunflowers
You Can't Get There from Here

​​• Early Works

K. Velis Turan 
Visting Chair
Take Out
K. Velis Turan 

When I first started quilting I did all that most people do - I made bed quilts.  Then I tried paper piecing and from there developed an “Intricate Piecing” method which involved doing a drawing, breaking it up into sections, making up a color map, then a cartoon as large as the piece needs to be.  I had to find commercial fabrics to get the results I wanted.  From the large cartoon, I cut out paper pieces which I transferred onto fabric.  The individual pieces of fabric were then sewn together to make the top.  This was great fun - like doing a very complicated puzzle, but very time consuming.  After the top was done, I added batting and backing and then quilted the piece.  While I really enjoyed the process, I found it took way too long to get the results I wanted.  Shown here are a few early works I still have, others were given to relatives and friends. 

“Visiting Chair” was my first art quilt.

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