Antonio's Quilt - Modern Improv Quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival

Modern Improv Quilt

Sneaking in under the wire for an entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I remember when Amy started the festival, in part a way for those of us at home to share, be busy, and get excited while a large part of the industry was at Quilt Market/Festival. This was before Instagram even. Now, it really comes down to all the delicious eye candy in one spot. With prizes!

I'd hoped to have a new finish to share, but I am only just getting the binding on. So I am reposting one of my favourite finishes of the year.

Antonio's Quilt started with an image shared by Katrina Hertzer of her son and his painting in progress. I was so drawn to Antonio's shape that I immediately went into the sewing room. It took me a few years to actually get to a finished quilt, but it was worth the wait!

Completely improvised. Some clear intention in shape making, some slabs for the background, and rather dense quilting with Aurifil to make the design really pop.

Modern Improv Quilt Detail

To read more about the quilt check out the original post.

To see all the quilts in the festival, and they run the gamut of style and technique, make sure you check out all of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

And did you know I teach these improv techniques? Check out my Classes Offered for all the details and options.