I've been sewing up a storm lately. Quilt Market is coming up very soon and I sometimes sew things for Fabri-Quilt for them to display in their booth to show off their latest fabric lines. This time I mostly sewed baby things from the new Mystic Forest fabric line they have, but I also made three quilts from the Marblehead - Global Brights line.
I'm not sure if I've explicity mentioned it on here before, but I'm a fan of a lot of the work from the modern quilting aesthetic. I like the clean, crisp use of solid fabrics or minimal prints. I like the bold colors. I like the intentional wonkiness. I was really excited when Fabri-Quilt asked if I wanted to come up with a design using this fabric because it spoke to me. I came up with about two dozen different designs and sent them off. Well, instead of picking just one design for me to make, they picked three. Woohoo!
The quilt above is my favorite of the three. It's titled "Sunset Boulevard". I love how it flows. I developed a strip piecing rhythm to do it, so the piecing was really fast. I think it's beautiful.
I quilted it in swirls within tiles... another of Angela Walter's quilting designs.
I found a new favorite place to photograph quilts, too! How fun is this little orange truck? My little guy loved playing on it while I snapped away. I think the photos are cute with him running through them.
The quilt above is titled "Library Stacks". It's quilted with a simple all-over meander. Nice and simple for a kind of complex-on-the-eyes piecing pattern.
This quilt above is titled "Dresser Drawers".
I quilted it using Angela Walter's wood grain pattern. Easy to do and it looks cool, too!
If you'd like to read more about these quilts, Fabri-Quilt interviewed me about them and featured them on their blog yesterday. Check over there to read about my inspiration and such for these three quilts.http://inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com/2013/05/playing-with-marblehead.html
I have posts lined up about various projects I did for quilt market sewing from now until sometime in June, so be sure to check back often. I made some really cute things that I'm sure you would like to see.