Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AGF Stitched with Kimberly Fractal Quilt Reveal

A while back, I participated in the AGF Stitched with Kimberly event for Imprint by Katarina Roccella, a collaborative effort between Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop. During the blog hop, I shared my Fractal quilt top and a Clover & Violet Pepper Tote I created using a miniature version of the block and the Kites Plus Ruler. Feel free to check out my post from the hop.  By my calculations, it's about time I unveiled the completed quilt.
Undoubtably, you've noticed the exquisite long-arm quilting, which is a combination of free-motion and ruler work. I hired the meticulous and talented Tisha Cavanaugh of Quilt Icing. She's a pleasure to work with and has extremely reasonable rates, given her level of expertise rivals what I've seen from nationally-recognized quilting instructors.
She also completed this intricate design in an astoundingly prompt fashion; though I suspect once word gets out, she'll be booked solid. I recommend that interested parties not dally to get put on her schedule. She takes non-local quilts too, so long as you cover shipping costs.
Her work is clean. My quilt was returned free of bird's nests from unburied stops and starts, pleats, or any indications of tension issues. Unlike some of my free-motion applications, that benefit from viewing at a distance, her work looks even better up close.
If you'd like to make your own Fractal quilt, snatch up the free pattern.

Alternatively, check out Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube video.

Fat Quarter Shop has a kit available for making up the quilt in Imprint, as shown in the video.
I used prints from assorted Art Gallery Fabrics collections including Hello Bear Nectar WildwoodWinged Aves Chatter Shine,  Urban Mod Pointelle Celeste, Urban Mod Triangularity Topaz, Gramercy Commute in Taxi, Etno Pearl and Gold Metallic and Recollection Cuneiform Script.
The backing is Bee Sweet Sunset from Bonnie Christine's Sweet as Honey collection.
For binding, I used Bulbinella Polygons from Jeni Baker's Geometric Bliss collection.
I love how elegant and cozy this turned out thanks to Art Gallery's luxurious fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop's excellent guidance, and Tisha's phenomenal quilting.
I'm entering into the Modern Quilt Category at the Quilt My Way's Hello Sunshine Challenge Gosia is hosting.
Quilts My Way
Additionally, I'm linking up with:

Keeping It Simple
Cooking Up Quilts
mop it up mondays
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  1. beautiful quilt, and that quilting takes it up another level!! Wonderful collaborative effort on both of your parts! Hugs, H

  2. The quilting really does add a lot to the design, and it is so good to hear of someone who does such a professional job! I hope she gets a lot of great business due to your lovely recommendation.

  3. Beautiful, the quilting just brings the entire finish to a whole new level, stunning!

  4. Gorgeous quilt. Great job!

  5. This is fabuloso! I love it when a quilter's work enhances the maker's work of putting the quilt together. This is a lovely collaboration!

  6. You are right - that quilting is just fantastic. So lovely to hear such a glowing recommendation. What a beautiful quilt you have shared with us.

  7. Beautiful quilt! Love that last picture - could almost reach out and touch it!
    Thanks for linking up to Midweek Makers

  8. So beautiful, and enhanced by the stunning quilting. Just linking up via Building Blocks Tuesday.
    Smiles from

  9. It's beautiful! I especially love the fabrics you chose.

  10. The design and colors in the quilt drew me in; the quilting kept me looking at all the details. This is a lovely quilt Afton - you and Tisha created a work of art!

  11. Hello Afton,
    Gorgeous quilt - thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
    I love your choice of colours, and Trisha's combination of free motion quilting with ruler work is so effective. I have featured your quilt on this weeks linky!
    Love, Muv

  12. Your quilting is fabulous, Afton !!! Great work !!!
    Thank you for participation to the contest. I wish you good luck !!
    Ps. Don't forget to add an information about a contest to this post :)