January 18, 2017

Latifah Saafir Lecture and Trunk Show, part two

I decided to break up this post into two parts.

Convergence from the No Attitude pattern.  This s her first Bias Tape Quilt!

This is her Grafic fabric line being shown in a Clam Shell BOM pattern.

This is the first Clam Shell quilt Latifah made, the clam shells are 8 inches.

These next two photos show her 2nd Clam Shell quilt, much bolder using 12 inch clam shells.

More evolution, with this Hexi-Clam-Shell.

This quilt is "Up in the Air", it was her first exploration of Improv. 

Front and Back of a Modern Log Cabin.

These two quilts are called "Think and Wonder".  They're improv quilts using a focus fabric.

This beauty is called Buzzed Birds.  It's paper-pieced for accuracy.  Latifah explained that getting precision using traditional Half Rectangle Triangles was near to impossible, so she designed her own paper-piecing pattern using Adobe.

I hope you've enjoyed this tour of the Truck Show.

May your bobbins always be full,

Latifah Saafir Lecture and Trunk Show, part one

I was invited to attend this event at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, how could I pass that up!  I went up really early because this is SoCal and our traffic is notorious; I found a diner to have dinner and had plenty of time.  I had to arrange for my dogs to be walked and fed but it all worked out great.

I must warn you this is photo overload.

Latifah is very animated and I had a hard time getting a clear photo of her.  I think this one works.  Below is the photo I asked someone to take of us together.  Yes, I have my jacket on, the room was freezing.  I was surprised no one else asked to have their photo taken with her.  She's a Modern Quilting Rockstar!

This first group of five quilts shows her work with bias tape.

Big O, part2

Zinnia Medallion

Air Show, and a close-up.

Many of her quilts had no name, this one was mentioned as Applique Handbook

The Front and the Back of a Six Minute Circle Quilt.

The Front and Back of her pattern Muffin Tops, using her own Fabric Line.
She does all her own quilting on a domestic machine!

"Wet Matches"

Latifah's first Mole Hills quilt.

This Mole Hills quilt shows the evolution of her technique.

Play Around the World using the Six Minute Circle Technique.

Bouncing Balls, can't you just hear them bounce!

This is one of the first quilts she designed, it's called The Big Log.  You'll notice that most of her quilts have a very wide 1-inch binding, this is a design choice.  Latifah is an engineer by training, and you can certainly see her background in many of her quilts.

A modern take on the Pickle Dish is a Mole Hill variation.

This quilt is named Huckleberry; it uses the 6-minute circle technique.  It's the first Latifah Saafir quilt that appeared in a book!

This is the Front and Back of the 1st version of Air Show; using bias tape.

I hope you enjoyed this little "tour", there's more to come.
May your bobbins always be full,

The Stereo Baby Quilt is complete!

It's not raining!  That means I can get some outside shots.  Ben is helping.

There's a little more sun in the front yard, so I'm using the grass as a backdrop.  I love how this quilt turned out!

I love the zig zags on the quilt back, too.

A close up of the quilting.

Size - 50" x 65"
Started - November 25, 2016
Finished - January 17, 2017
Fabric - Adventure Awaits by Spoonflower
Pattern - Stereo by Jaybird Quilts
Long Arm Quilting by Janiel Miller
Quilting panto - Old Oaky
May your bobbins always be full,