Libs Elliott

TECHNOLOGY + TRADITION. MAKING DIGITAL CODE INTO PHYSICAL QUILTS.

Lasers!

Elizabeth Elliott

April is just around the corner and much of the work I have slated for that month is top secret. Fun for me, boring for the internet. So, here are a few quilts in the works that I can show...

First, I made this great connection back in January with Hillary, Bi-Ying and Matt at Hot Pop Factory. They do digital fabrication with 3-D printers and have a laser cutter. I approached them about cutting some fabric for me with the laser. It was a great learning process for all of us and it has been fairly successful. If I do this on a regular basis, it will save me hours of manual cutting time. A rotary blade is sharp, but a laser is fast! Here's an example:

Hot off the laser bed.

Hot off the laser bed.

HSTs (half-square triangles) pinned and ready to sew into blocks.

HSTs (half-square triangles) pinned and ready to sew into blocks.

Quilt tops all pieced together...

Quilt tops all pieced together...

Then sandwiching and pin basting...

Then sandwiching and pin basting...

...and, finally, quilting.

...and, finally, quilting.