Graffiti quilting samples

15 12 2014

When I was in the US, I met the lovely (and so terribly young!) Karlee Porter at Houston and then again at Salt Lake City in the Handi Quilter offices. Like many others, I bought her book ‘Graffiti Quilting’, and yesterday I had some time to practise some of her designs and methods. I was pleased with my first efforts!

The first two pictures below are of my practice sandwiches I used to test each of her motifs, and the final two are of my ‘real’ piece. I used a variegated Silco thread in red, green and white.

For those not into quilting, all the designs were stitched ‘free motion’, meaning no computerised control over the designs, no markings, and no rulers. It’s basically doodling with thread 😉

Thanks Karlee!







5 responses

15 12 2014

I have been “eyeing” her book but have held off (at least ’til after the holidays!!!!). Love the variegated thread effect!!! Nice!!!!

15 12 2014

Just love it!!! I have a book called Zen Quilting by Pat Ferguson but it doesn’t look like half the fun of the one you have. I love that sort of free motion, but am afraid that I need quite a bit more practice before I can do anything like you do. The Germans have a saying, “continuous repetition makes one a master” well I have some repetition to do LOL

15 12 2014
Donna Chambers

Ooohhh, lovely!

1 01 2015
Dawn C.

Wow – looks great!

4 01 2015
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