By Carol Taylor
click on photo to enlarge

alf.jpg (53242 bytes)

alf1.jpg (51460 bytes)

Fontasia Detail

alf2.jpg (45366 bytes)

Fontasia Detail

 Fontasia is a graphic designer’s fantasy of letters and fonts in many layers, dancing around as possibilities for that next design project.  From the large gothic letters that are pieced into the background, to the fancy fonts, or appliqued and painted brush stroke letters, the choices are many.  A graphic designer’s studio or print shop would be the perfect setting for this piece.

 Techniques:  thread painted appliqués (made by using strictly a free motion zigzag stitch with no preprogramming at all), painting, piecing, free motion quilting, and original photocopied and painted font prints were also used within the design.

 This quilt was awarded 2nd place Innovative Professional Wall Quilts at the American Quilting Society, Paducah, Kentucky in April 2000, and 2nd place Mixed Techniques at the International Quilting Association, Houston, Texas in November, 2000.

Fonts-By-the -Foot specialty fabrics by Lonni Rossi Handpainted Fabrics used in this quilt