Hooray! I have wrapped up my modern rendition of Gail Garber's Tutti Frutti pattern. You may remember this scrappy, spiky, rainbow sensation from my previous post.
For the free motion quilting, I tested out what Karlee Parter calls "graffiti quilting". To sum it up, I used a vast assortment of designs, transitioning from one to another. While I did purchase Karlee's book Graffiti Quilting: A Simple Guide to Complex Designs, I was disappointed to discover that it did not include guidance for creating the free motion designs she uses. Instead, it contained illustrated examples for different categories of free motion designs and enlarged pictures of her finished work. I prefer chronological diagrams with directional arrows. Therefore, I found Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting and Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters to be better instructional resources.
I left the spikes unquilted, to emphasize them by creating more puff in these areas. However, the center was too large of an area to leave entirely unfilled. I filled alternating portions of the star with repeated motifs to emphasize the symmetrical aspect of the design.
I also stitched in the ditch to outline each shape.
Here she is in all her glory!
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