Friday, November 17, 2017

Flux

Well ... I'm a happy quilter. I got to play with Katarina Roccella's Avant Garde collection again recently when I picked up a kit to make the fabulous Flux quilt! (It also means that my precious fat quarter bundle of Avant Garde can remain uncut. I hope it stays that way.)

Flux is a very simple quilt, with a single frame surrounding a center square. The graphic effect comes from the arrangement of the blocks and the way the frames thicken toward the center of the quilt.

I treated the quilting of this quilt much like Phases of the Moon, where the frames and sashings are all treated as background space, and the squares are highlighted individually. I really love the way it makes the black sashing strips look like they're made of a patterned fabric, and this way I don't have to change threads.

I treated the quilting of the squares as a medallion, with the center being a special design, and each ring around it having a different geometric design. They contrast nicely with all the curvy, swirly background, and really pop.

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I like the outer ring the best! It's a square spiral that is super easy to quilt and draws the eye in, every time.

I used a solid blue fabric for the back, which really shows off the quilting!

I'm very happy with it! Avant Garde is such a beautiful collection, that it's pretty much guaranteed I would love this quilt!

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15 comments:

  1. Oh this is so pretty! I love all of the different prints!

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  2. Very pretty. I really like your color selection. And the quilting is terrific!

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  3. You should have heard what came out of my mouth today. Absolutely gorgeous, you keep knocking me over each week with your new projects. I'm going to have to tell my hubby if he ever sees me laying on the floor next to the computer, it's probably going to be your fault. Two questions, is this going to be a wall hanging, it is stunning and are you keeping it? BTW, I do have some Katrina Roccella fabrics in my stash and use some prints here and there. I need to check out this collection. I'm still smiling......

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  4. I just love quilting samplers like this, where different FMQ motifs are used according to color or in this case, position. It's a very orderly and logical way to approach using those wildly different designs. You're right about how the background fill pumps up the black sashing a notch, too. Nicely done!

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  5. Beautiful quilt!! Did you design it yourself?

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  6. Oh wow, I just love your quilting, it's amazing... complements the quilt pattern very nicely xx

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  7. The quilting on this is wonderful!

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  8. Liz, your quilting is amazing! Well done!

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  9. I love this! What a cool pattern with the changing sizes of the frames, and such a gorgeous fabric line, no wonder you don't want to break into that fat quarter bundle just yet!

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  10. What a fun quilt! I love all of the colors and the design is so neat! Your quilting is amazing.

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  11. Liz, you know I love that fabric, too! And I love how you combined swirls and teardrops in the quilting. Love all your quilting. Start planning your first book, because I'm looking forward to it!

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  12. Hi Liz,
    Wow, what a striking quilt. I think the centers are pieced, not appliqu├ęd? It is really cool how the center blocks start out very large and get smaller and then back to larger again. And you fabrics are gorgeous - I especially like the black and white checkered pattern. My eyes go to those blocks first, and they make me smile. The quilting is stunning as well - really nice job. I can see why you are so happy with it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  13. You didn't actually want to keep this quilt right? Because I want it... like a lot... seriously... I think I'm in love.

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  14. Your quilt is gorgeous! I agree with Sherry ;). The black and white really make the bright colors pop. Your quilting compliments the colors and quilt gorgeously. Thank you for sharing!

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