Here they are…my two new patterns!
Post was inspired by the design on the doors at my local post office. I’ve always thought the motif was pretty sweet, and it’s finally made its way into one of my designs. I played around with the blocks quite a bit before arriving at this bottom-heavy layout. I liked the resting space up top and the way the design stacked on the bottom. Plus, on this lap-size version, I thought it’d be quite fancy to have the motif dangling around your legs…
(In fact, Post is my current phone cover…thanks to Robert Kaufman! They printed this lil guy for me.)
Totem is my other new release.
I had this textured, vertical racing stripe in mind when I was developing Totem. I liked the idea of creating a sampler down the middle and then having large panels at either side. Originally, I was thinking I’d take the cover project to a larger size, maybe a throw or full, but as I was working it out, I really liked the idea of making it a wall-sized project. Although the pattern is multi-sized, I thought this would be great for classes and perfect for trying out many variations. The design has the potential of being super graphic, and I can’t wait to play more with different colors and prints to see how many different ways I can take it.
The large panels are really fun to quilt. I used wool batting for maximum loft. I also incorporated some big stitch with fun threads for even more texture and color.
The fabrics in this version were also in the flame/red/tangerine theme. I used lots of konas (flame/carrot/tangerine), as well as some of my favorite creams and grays–konas, essex, architextures and botanics.