Tinsmithing and quilting do have much in common- both involve precision cutting and piecing together of separate·parts to create a whole object. Sometimes they both involve the combination of different materials- wool with cotton, copper with tinplate.
There is also the contrast- sheet metal is sharp, reflective, flexible but not soft, not like a blanket that envelops you on crisp fall evenings·by the fireplace. It is in the space in-between that I have been exploring- drawing and piercing quilting patterns on metal...
What I have here are some original designs based on quilt design studies. These are presented as single panels that are framed, but these designs can also be applied to chandeliers, lamps, or other possibilities.