Crystalized Citrus: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Entry

September 26, 2016

Crystalized Citrus is my second entry into The Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.  I hope you will all set aside some time this week to look at all of the amazing inspiration provided by the festival entries- there is some amazing work on display!

Crystalized Citrus

Crystalized Citrus

I originally created this quilt for this year’s Hoffman Challenge which required the use of this digitally printed butterfly fabric.  I enjoy transforming distinctively patterned fabric into something completely unexpected, so I was excited to transform the butterfly wings to the flesh of citrus fruit.

Hoffman Challenge Fabric

Crystalized Citrus detail

The center of each fruit is improvisationally pieced before being set into the surrounding “skin.”  The entire fruit is then hand appliquéd to the background.  I used matchstick quilting in a range of coordinating colors to ground the pieces on the white background.

Crystalized Citrus

For more about this quilt you can check out the original Crystalized Citrus post.


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    Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    September 27, 2016 at 12:41 am

    I really love how creative you were with your use of the fabrics in this, Cassandra!

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    September 27, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Wow! This is so beautiful.

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    September 28, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Lovely quilt!

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    Terry Aske
    September 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Very creative use of the challenge fabric! Beautiful!

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    September 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    WOW! It’s gorgeous quilt.! I love your fabrics’ choice and beautiful quilting.
    Greetings from Poland

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    October 6, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Cassandra your Crystalized Citrus quilt is amazing. I love how you used those butterfly wings in a completely new way. Your ideas and execution are brilliant. Your match stitch quilting is so precise and effective, the final touch in creating a thoughtful work of art.

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