Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Quilt Con 2022 Favorites Part II

I'm back (finally) with more glorious quilts from QuiltCon.

Pride and Joy by Veruschka Zarate is a phenomenal foundation paper-pieced self-portrait composed of 2,359 shapes and 20 Moda Bella solids, and took 4 months to create. Veruschka was going to a modern, impressionistic look.

Pride and Joy by Veruschka Zarate @prideandjoyquilting

Pride and Joy by Veruschka Zarate @prideandjoyquilting

Bit Flip is Christine Perrigo's hommage to her former career as a software engineer. The darker green represents a bit flip (where a 1 is changed to a 0, or vice versa, in binary code. A hexadecimal number for "panic" is incorporated into the quilting, and the binding contains a hidden bit. While this convergence of analog and digital goes oner my head, I do love the varied dark hues and improvisation style of this personal work.

Bit Flip by Christine Perrigo @ccpquilt

There's something so soothing about the tones in Sealights by Paola Machetta. The piece was inspired by abstract features existing within an Italian seascape.

Sealights by Paola Machetta @thecultofquilt

The Big Fib, a whimsical take on the Fibonacci Swirl, is a introspective look at Imposter Syndrome. Brandy Maslowski gies a visual representation of her leap from art to modern quilter in this piece.

The Big Fib by Brandy Maslowski @QuilteronFire, Quilted by Sam Alberts of Quilting Curve Studio

The Big Fib by Brandy Maslowski @QuilteronFire, Quilted by Sam Alberts of Quilting Curve Studio

Falling Folds by Claire Victor depicts pieces of folded origami paper. Domestic machine shadow quilting repeats the English Paper Pieced design within the background.

Falling Folds by Claire Victor @cvquilts

Caroline Hadley based Sketch off a design from a series she draws weekly to share on social media. She paper-pieced the triangles, and made sure the striped print went the same direction in every triangle.

Sketch by Caroline Hadley @geometriquilt, Quilted by Valerie Cooper of Sweet Gum Quilting

Little Snippets is Abigail Sheridan de Graaff's personal challenge to insert the skinniest strips possible while maintaining consistent width, using only two solid colors. The design was improvised with just a simple line drawing. The quilting is meant to compliment the piecing using ghost shapes.

Little Snippets by Abigail Sheridan de Graaff @cutandalter

So do you have any plans to attend shows this season or next. things appear to be back up and running, but hotel rooms are in short supply, so I'm up in the air at the moment.