Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Advent of Christmas: Day 5

We loved the elegant simplicity of this quilt.

Christmas at the Hoffmans by Karen G. Fisher, 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild Show

Third place winner for Small Mixed Techniques Quilts, Karen writes, "I used my 'Graduated Grid: Circle in a Square' pattern from my book [that I wrote] Easy Grid Quilts to make this quilt for the 2011 Hoffman Fabric challenge." Karen's work depicts a set of lovely Christmas ornament balls in different sizes, all ready to hang on the Christmas tree.

Close up, Christmas at the Hoffmans by Karen G. Fisher

The swirled quilting was done in red thread, which really shows up on the gold background fabrics. What a lovely way to showcase large floral Asian-themed prints! You can fussy-cut them if you wish to spotlight the centers or petals of the flowers. Look closely, and you'll see the sparkly silver tops of the ornaments, embellished with tiny silver rings.

Close-up, Christmas at the Hoffmans by Karen G. Fisher

Tucked fabric adorned with beads gives an original and creative dimensionality to this border outlined in a hue of warm festive red.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.

1 comment:

  1. A friend just sent me a stash that included round cuts of floral prints. I was wondering what they might be used for.


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