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custom quilts for the fall 2017 spoonflower magazine
Last fall, Spoonflower (my former employer) interviewed me for a small spotlight in their second-ever magazine/catalogue. In addition to answering a few questions, I also created two quilts for the publication using a selection of Spoonflower designs printed onto Kona cotton. For the first quilt, pictured above, I pieced together rectangular improv log cabin blocks using a selection of indigo, mustard, and peach prints. I also pulled together a pair of quilted pillow shams at the last minute to round out the bedding. You can see all of the prints I used in this helpful online collection.
For the second quilt, pictured folded and under the lamb softie above, I created a flying geese baby quilt using a graphic black-and-white print background and a selection of sherbet-color-inspired prints for the geese. You can see the full collection of prints I used here. Both quilts were beautifully quilted by Sarah at Crinklelove.
This was such a fun and different project to work on, and it's been so humbling to hear from so many people who've spotted my work in the magazine. If you'd like to see more, the entire digital publication is available online.
yellow-and-white whole-cloth baby quilt for a friend
I'm reaching the point in my life where many of my friends are now becoming parents (where did the time go?!). So when I found out a few months ago that a dear high school friend was expecting a little girl, it was a foregone conclusion that I would be making her a quilt.
I decided to revisit my yellow-and-white half-square triangle design, which I first created a quilt from about a year ago. It's a simple digital design, which I created in Photoshop, uploaded onto Spoonflower's website, and had printed onto Kona cotton. For this second version, I opted to use a gray elephant print on the back, since I knew that was the theme and chosen color for the baby's nursery, and bound it with a purple gingham binding for a pop of color.
Whole-cloth quilts are so nice to make since they're such quick and satisfying finishes, and I love this design in particular because the quilting lines make the quilt appear as if it were traditionally pieced.
If you'd like to try your hand at making your own version of this quilt, the top's design is now available in my Spoonflower shop; simply order a yard of it on your favorite cotton substrate, and you have a ready-made quilt top. It makes an excellent baby gift and is a perfect project for first-time quilters.
pistachio whole-cloth quilt + an interview with kelsey boes of lovely and enough
Today, I'm so excited to reveal the second of two whole-cloth quilts I launched this week! (You can read about the first one here.) I've been collaborating with a few designers to design quilt tops for the shop, which I then have digitally printed onto fabric and turn into finished quilts. You can read more about my thoughts on whole-cloth quilts and why I've been exploring them here.
fairy tale whole-cloth quilt + an interview with this paper ship
Today, I'm so excited to reveal the first of two whole-cloth quilts I'll be launching this week! I've been collaborating with a few designers to design quilt tops for the shop, which I then have digitally printed onto fabric and turn into finished quilts. You can read more about my thoughts on whole-cloth quilts and why I've been exploring them here.
exploring whole-cloth quilts
Each time I make a quilt, I spend a significant amount of time piecing the top. Depending on the size of the quilt, I spend anywhere from 2 to 13 hours rummaging through scrap bins looking for the right fabric, trimming blocks, ironing rows, and auditioning layouts on my design wall. While it takes quite a bit of time, I do love the process of creating a top. Piecing little bits of fabric together...
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