Hello everyone, I hope you are keeping well. It’s the start of summer here in Canada. What a year it’s been!
The end of the school year has got me thinking a lot about the stories we tell with our quilts. One of the biggest surprises for me when I started designing alphabet patterns was the amazing custom quilts you’ve made with them. In my mind, I imagined baby quilts, and full alphabet wall hangings, gracing the walls of nurseries and playrooms. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the incredible creations my fellow quilters would come up with.
To that end, I’ve started collecting a sampling of these over in my Instagram stories. You’ll see song lyrics, monograms, messages of love, calls to arms, not to mention many mashups using Blackletter + other original patterns. Be sure to give some of these makers a follow, and if you have a special creation that I’ve missed please tag me or write!
Just for fun I started mocking up a few ideas for new samples, with a story theme, in Illustrator. It’s pretty addictive once you get going!
This last one prompted the fun suggestion that it would work perfectly with Kate Basti’s Summer Book Club sew along … and in fact I do have a few orphan tall tales blocks (in a different palette) that need a home, so I may put this on my to do list (far be it from me to not start a new quilt each month, haha).
Until next time!