Last night I tagged along with Brenda for her presentation to the Norman Area Quilters Guild where she talked about her fractured quilts. Many of you have seen this technique since one of her quilts is featured in my second Claire’s Cats book.
She took us all the way through the fracture process from this purple quilt that is only two copies of the same panel fractured vertically with strip piecing, to complex triangles and hexagons that have to be sewn together one at a time and include as many as 16 copies of the original object.
I am going to have to give this a try one of these days…. My favorites are the fractured photos. These are transfered to fabric and then cut up and sewn back together.
It’s hard to see, but this one is of a photo from New Orleans where they searched the house looking for bodies.
This one is a simple landscape but the fracture is cut on point instead of straight up and down. Zoom in on the full sized image to see the quilting stitches.