Photo by Cloud 9 Fabrics
I didn't have anyone to help me take pictures that day, so I had to settle for inside.
I made a quilt from the Sonnet pattern (free and designed by Elizabeth Olwen) with Elizabeth's "Morning Song" fabrics. Readers may have noticed that I don't often follow patterns, but this is one I would definitely make again. The top came together fast (a few HSTs and large cuts of fabric), and I love how it gives off the illusion of folded-over paper.
For the quilting, I was on a tight deadline and I knew I would be bored to tears with straight lines. You know I love to quilt! I threw a couple of ideas past Liz and she liked the topographical map design. You can see a version of this by Leah Day here; I am looking to do a video tutorial of my method this summer. I can tell this will be a go-to free motion quilting design for me.
I also made a from the free Amsterdam pattern, which was designed by Michelle Engel Bencsko. Michelle's new Aubade fabric has touches of metallic, which I absolutely fawned over. Some of the fabrics are all metallic, too.
These colors would make a great baby quilt such as this one. The piecing took longer than the other quilt (lots of HSTs) but it was fun to see tulips popping up on my floor/design wall. I really took advantage of the white space on this one; I pebbled in the sashing to make it pop.
Here it is at Quilt Market, on the right!
I have several commission quilts and double-sided tablerunners lined up for the summer, and I'm so excited to get started! I'll likely be taking more commissions, too. Plus, I will be working on my own projects in between... so expect to hear from me a lot. :)