Tuesday, May 25, 2010

love and a quilt

for a few weeks now i have been working on a quilt for my brother. i am at the finish line, so in typical fashion, i am already dreaming up my next one. i am not a quilter by any means, i just pretend to be one. my quilts usually end up with some wonky shapes and seam puckering, but it's all done with love, right?

when i was in london last fall, i bought this screen printed "LOVE" towel from a craft fair. it has been hanging around my studio for months because i have been afraid to use it for fear of ruining it. then i had a moment of inspiration...

i would pair it with these beautiful anna maria horner fabrics and make a quilt.

i get a bit obsessive mapping things out, so i whipped this up in illustrator. each color block represents a specific fabric and i am so excited to see how it all comes together. and, since i am always up for a challenge, i will be attempting to hand quilt this one. no machines allowed!


  1. omg..that first image is incredible...is that silk screening...?

    wonderful inspiration!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  2. yep, it's silk screened. the artist's name is ros shiers. i think they have an etsy site as well.

    it was too pretty to pass up!

  3. great i could use a quilt about now


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