Fractured Puzzle was a totally experimental quilt design, pushing the boundaries of “What if…”
It’s my modern/artistic take on a more traditional/contemporary design that I offer as a free PDF download for newsletter subscribers, called Puzzle Box:
Imagine my surprise when I found out it took 2nd place in the Modern Category at MQX Quilt Festival New England this week! After all, it was originally made for the Michael Miller Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge and was a proud QuiltCon reject.
It just goes to show that’s it’s so worth it to enter more than one show. You just never know which judges/juries it will appeal to!
I love the pink ribbon – it is so cute!! Thanks to Jolene on Instagram for getting these pics!!
They hung the quilt so everyone can see the backside, too – clever!!
Here’s more detail of the quilting. I pieced and quilted it entirely on my BERNINA 770 QE. I matchstick quilted each of the fractured sections in a different direction using my favorite Aurifil 50 weight #2615 Aluminium.
Then I quilted the red sashing in a fun geometric free-motion design with Aurifil #2250 Red.
This meant I had about a bazillion knots to tie off in each section, but I found it very relaxing to do while watching TV!!
I love entering quilt shows, especially those with modern categories and am always shocked, yet humbled when I get a ribbon. Sharing them in public is so fun; getting an award is like icing on the cake!
Here’s what I had to say about Fractured Puzzle:
I was so happy when Gotham Quilts on Instagram snapped a photo with the ribbon on it. Yippee!!
Click this link for more about the making of Fractured puzzle.