I’m not much for music festivals as I get older, but I always look forward to Phuzz Phest. Some friends of mine pitched in this year and bought a sponsorship under kaitcetera, which was so sweet. I wanted to put my name out there a little more and and make a quilt that was raffled off, with proceeds going to Girls Rock NC.
I love the graphic nature of the gemstone-like logo for the festival, so that’s what became a wallhanging quilt.
Using a screenshot of the logo, I did some rough measuring and math to enlarge the design. I drew it onto contractors paper which I then cut out, to use as templates.
I gathered all the neutral solids from my scrap bins, which I sewed into one large piece, which was then cut up according to my templates.
It wasn’t perhaps the most effective way to go about this, but it worked out in the end.
For the back, I paper pieced PP’15 from hand drawn templates, and used some blues from Carolyn Friedlander and Cotton + Steel from my stash.
I quilted it in echoed lines a 1/4″ apart on my little machine, adding some extra angles at random around the outside, leaving the black lines unquilted.
I love how the gem design pops with the quilting, especially visible on the back.
I bound it with a musical note fabric from my stash and a couple bits of blue.
I’m happy to say my friend Laura won the quilt and has it hanging in her bedroom. Thanks to Laura and everyone that bought raffle tickets! And thanks to Philip for putting on such a great Phuzz Phest, this year and every year!