Last week I wrote about Vickie Wheatley, whose quilts are on display at PYRO Gallery in Louisville through March 21, and promised to show you some of the interesting ways she finished and mounted her small pieces.
She made a lot of little four-block quilts with leftovers from her much larger "Anxieties" series, finishing to about 12 inches square. Some she finished with dense black zigzag stitching, then mounted on a black canvas, with maybe a quarter-inch of canvas showing around the edge. If the light isn't exactly right, you can barely tell where the quilt stops and the canvas starts.
Rather than quilting the leftover circle blocks, she used them as the base for intricate hand-stitching. Some were mounted in fabric-backed frames with raw edges.