"In the spirit of collage the debut collection by Carrie Bloomston is filled with letters, textures and hipster imagery .. with an essence of handmade and artful."
At first glance I felt a little intimidated by this out of my comfort zone collection, but on the other hand I was immediately taken by the unique designs, and even more so by the fun use of a letters and text. With twenty 10 inch squares to play with it didn't take long to start creating.
Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston
Unfortunately my plan of action at first proved to be a little wasteful of the fabric, but along the way I did salvage a few pieces and learned to make fabric placement more efficient with less to trim off. Not a scrap was wasted. I have added several fabrics from stash, including matching solid fabrics in purple, red, teal, and lime green.
This freehand style of fabric placement and piecing does not come naturally to me, and there were moments along the way where I felt entirely out of my depth. It helped to take a step back - breathe - and not over think the process.
For the back of the quilt I have used a single black/white text fabric by Kumiko Fujita (from the Infinity Collection), which I thought appropriate for the overall style of the quilt and also complements the design of the fabric.
Quilted with a grid of intersecting straight lines (one inch apart): the lines were not marked on the quilt, instead I used seam lines as a guide as well as a quilting guide attached to my walking foot once the distance from the seam lines became too great to judge the accuracy of the spacing.
For the binding I have used a solid purple fabric from stash, and have also added small pieces of solid fabrics used in the quilt as a fun extra detail.
I have listed this quilt in my Etsy Store. You can view the listing details here: Modern Liberated Star Quilt.
Collage by Carrie Bloomston fabrics supplied by Windham Fabrics without obligation. All other fabrics and supplies are from my stash.
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