I need another design wall (or three)

I am a lucky, lucky boy…

A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely delivery from Robert Kaufman thanks to the wonderful and amazing Betz White. I got a lovely box of Stitch, Betz’s delicious line of organic cotton (it’s GOTS certified everybody) fabric.

The second it arrived I knew what I wanted to do with it, at least in the broadest sense. I get this feeling a lot, at least with fabric I like; it kinda tells me where it needs to go. Or perhaps the fabric just reaches back into my background and finds its spot there. Anyway, Stitch spoke to me.

For me it spoke of my 1970s patchwork, or at least what I associate with that era. Things like this and this and this

So, with these things in mind I got to cutting and sewing. I wanted a quilt that felt blockless, but really wanted to maintain my sanity, so I figured out a nice, big 16″ block that I could hide amidst all the fabric fabulousness. And of course I’m making another big quilt because I have decided I need lots of new quilts on all the beds in our house. This one is going to be 80″ square and is heading straight to the guest bedroom. Yay!!!

Anyway, I’ve rambled enough. Here is where I am in the process, about halfway there…

thomas-knauer-sews-stitch-in-progress

Hopefully I’ll get this top finished up this week and then get back to work on the Washi quilt when the fabric reinforcements arrive for that. No rest for the wicked…

Oh, and to see some other fabulous things made from Stitch, check out the Stitch Flickr group; I’ll be adding this when I finish it up. And if you are looking for shops carrying Stitch just head over here for suggestions.

Hugs,
-T

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7 Responses to I need another design wall (or three)

  1. 1
    betz White says:

    LOVE where you are going with this! Thanks for the peek. Glad you are enjoying Stitch!

  2. 2
    Jennyroo says:

    Okay, is it just me? I can’t see the 16 inch block…. I am trying to find it but I can’t understand how they seam together. Can you explain it to me??? I love the look of this quilt, would like to replicate it at home! :)

  3. 3
    TiffBlakey says:

    That fabric is yummy! Great block design too!

  4. 4

    I can see the blocks and I do love Stitch as a fabric range.

    BTW – 70′s patchwork? Here’s my version aged 15-16 (1979 – 80) http://rosanneduk.multiply.com/photos/album/37/Old_craft_projects_pre_1990#photo=6 Hand sewn EPP hexies.

  5. 5
    Maggie Magee says:

    Really like the way that quilt is working!

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