I have a quilt in a magazine! It feels… weird. I made the quilt and shipped it off so fast that when the magazine came, I could barely even remember that that was my quilt. But then the next day the quilt came back in the mail, and we’ve had it hanging around now for a couple of days, so I’m starting to feel like maybe I did make that.
Of course, I had to have a photo shoot with my own little model…
It’s hand quilted with perle cotton,using a traditional Japanese cloud/water motif for the background. I drew the motif by hand rather than using a stencil to give it a more natural look, and hopefully make all that open space a little more interesting. I want to do more of the hand-drawing thing, it makes the quilt so personal.
I am dying to make this again, using Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush and Little Folks Voiles. Can a quilt be fresh and moody at the same time? I think you could pull it off, with the stormy purples of IC mixed with the perky pinks of LF.
I would also love to see the pattern done up in some of the re-issued Flea Market Fancy. Those kinds of retro florals are actually just what I had in mind when I was drafting up this quilt! With a dove grey background it would be just the right combination of retro + modern. I must get myself a staff to start knocking these things out!