Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tutti Frutti Goes Modern

I've been working on a modernized version of Tutti Frutti by Gail Garber. You can see Gail's renditions here:
Like her versions, I employed a gradient of color and fussy cutting.
This top is a testament to my extensive experience as a fabric curator. Or in layman's terms: All my fabric hoarding is paying off, as seen here! I pulled a rainbow of modern basics in fuchsia, tangerine, mustard yellow, chartreuse, teal, navy, and orchid. The background is an assortment of low volume prints. I only pulled ones that had a single color of print that matches one of the colors used in the spikes or geese on a bright white background.
Cotton + Steel, Acacia by Tula Pink, Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House, Sunprints by Alison Glass, Collage by Carrie Bloomston, Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda, Waterfront Park by Violet Craft, Michael Miller Stitch, and Just My Type by Patti Miller for Michael Miller are among the fabric lines I pulled to create a scrappy look.
Currently, I'm admiring her as I contemplate quilting and finish off my bee blocks for this month.
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  1. This looks wonderful, Afton. All those gorgeous fabric lines play really well together in your layout.

  2. It turned out lovely! Great choice of colors and fabrics, they really fit in with the title "tutti fruitti"!

  3. Oh, I love your Tutti Frutti both its bright colors and fabulous fabric combinations. Picking the wavy flying geese would have been my favorite, too. I keep meaning to try doing those... Yours look great!

  4. I'm loving this! Such fun summery melony colors and prints!

  5. That is beautiful - both in its precise piecing and its lovely colours.

  6. This quilt is really beautiful. It's great that your fabric hording has paid off. I love the background fabrics as well. Very nicely done.

  7. Love brights against a low volume background ... such beautiful work :)

  8. That is a great one! and... the term Fabric Curator!! Love it!!!