Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Small Quilt

Hey there! Today I'm sharing a rerun, Gail's Heart Attack, in honor of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
If you're new around here, don't you worry. Fortunately, the quilt's title is in jest. I do some work for Gail Garber, and this sample of her Tutti Frutti pattern was my attempt to merge Gail's use of rainbow gradation with aspects of the modern aesthetic including negative space, low volume fabrics and dense machine quilting. While Gail was initially skeptical of my interpretation, she came around in the end, even suggesting the tongue-in-cheek title.
For the free motion quilting, I tested out what Karlee Parter calls "graffiti quilting". My version holds true to a philosophy of, "Quilt whatever you want, wherever you want." It might be a little flotsam and jetsam for some, but I like it. I also threw in some Angela Walter's-style dot-to-dot and feather fills.
For the detailed scoop of Gail's Heart Attack, you are welcome to see my original posts about the piecing and quilting.
Don't forget to check out the glorious entries at the Blogger's Quilt Festival too. If you feel so obliged, I'd love your vote. Just click the heart in the corner of the thumbnail.

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  1. I'm so glad you entered this! I've loved it since you first showed it! Hooray!

  2. This is a lovely quilt! The graffiti quilting looks amazing in this modern medallion setting, and the color scheme is fantastic.

  3. I love this!! So fun and happy and full of little surprises in the quilting!! You get my vote!! :-)

  4. Gorgeous! Love the low volume fabrics in the background.