Rows of string-pieced blocks and triangles

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Cotton and synthetic blends
88 x 73 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Amelia Bennett made some remarkable free-form strip quilts, but nothing could be bolder than her rows of string-pieced blocks and triangles that create a dynamic diagonal composition. What further underscores the rhythmic intensity of this quilt is the placement of three bars of color—black, blue, and red plaid—that divide the quilt into visual areas, reinforcing the diagonal energy by stopping it short within specific zones of color.