quilted figure

blister figure, quilted figure

A quilt-like pattern in wood veneer, usually caused by a nonuniform grain structure.
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She quilted figure 8's in the C's and a figure 8 motif combined with a triangular motif in the borders.
"A customer might say he wants curly or tiger stripe, but he's really looking for a quilted figure," he says.
"We feature a large collection of bigleaf maple burls and slabs with curl and quilted figures. It's a very beautiful wood and it is popular in high-end applications, such as furniture and musical instruments," he said.