Twinkle Twinkle Quilt - AvantGarde Blog Hop

I have talked before about how much I love Katarina Roccella's fabrics (I have made quilts with Recollection, Wonderland, and Skopelos) and I may have said that each of those was my favorite of her collections, but AvantGarde is my new favorite.  It is gorgeous.
twinkle twinkle avant garde quilt
I had mapped out a plan for the quilt in EQ7 and then when the fabrics arrived I decided to go a completely different direction.  Sometimes you just have to go where the fabric takes you ;)
twinkle twinkle avant garde quilt
I used a block that is very similar to a Kaleidoscope block (it's called a Maltese Cross block in EQ7, I don't know if there is another name for it) alternated with a block that has HSTs in the corner.  I don't know if it has a name, obviously I am fountain of knowledge here, ha ha!
twinkle twinkle avant garde quilt
I really love how the bright colors pop against the background fabric.  The collection is beautiful together, but could easily be mixed with other collections.  I wanted to echo the square-ish shapes of the background fabric with the quilting, so I did an organic. slightly wonky grid.
twinkle twinkle avant garde quilt
The backing fabric is a beautiful large-ish scale floral and the binding is black Pure Elements solid.  The batting is Quilter's Dream Request loft, which is very low loft; combined with the lightweight Art Gallery Fabrics this quilt is perfect for warmer climates or summertime.  

Finished size: 54" x 72"

This is definitely a collection you should add to your wish list.  Take a minute to check out the other blogs participating in the blog hop, there are some AMAZING projects.  
January 16th: Svetlana Sotak of Sotak handmade
January 17th: Sharon Mcconnell of Colorgirlquilts
January 18th: Rachael Gander of Imagine gnats
January 19th: Ali Brorsen of Because of Brenna
January 20th: Laura Scaramella of Simple Life Company
January 21st: Alexis of My sweet sunshine
January 22nd: Marija Vujčić
January 23rd: Hema Malini of Malini’s quilts
January 24th: Kristy Sachs - Rockbabyscissors
January 25th: Paul Hallinger aka Evildemondevildog 
January 26th: Erica Jackman 
January 27th: Kathleen Quilts
January 28th: The Tattooed Quilter
January 29th: Nicole - Lillyella
January 30th: Sari - Sariditty handmade
January 31st: Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s quilts

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8 comments

  1. Oh my Erica!!!!!THIS is beyond GORGEOUS!!!!!!I am so smitten by all the fantastic ideas and projects in this blog tour and so honored and happy to have you again :)
    xxx

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  2. Well, I love where the fabric took you on this one! It looks fabulous.

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  3. Wow very nice ...This could be for a man oe women to snuggle under.......lol ty for your mountain of knowledge coment I needed a good giggle... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. The square block with the flippy corner HST is a Snowball Block. Google it and open the Craftsy tutorial. I, too, love Katarina Roccella's fabrics, and this line is definitely a winner! Love the fabric you chose as a background; it really sets off the rest of the bright fabrics!

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  5. What an exciting quilt Erica! Both the design and the fabrics are a perfect pairing!

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  6. This pattern looks like the "wanta Fanta" blocks/quilt from Better Off Thread. Looks great!

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  7. absolutely obsessed with this quilt. Do you have a pattern available?

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