2013 Spoonflower Staff Quilting Challenge Pt. 7: A Haiku Quilt
Hello from Team Craft Revolution! We are Katie, Stephanie, and Sharon.
At our first meeting I thought it would be fun to create a haiku about Spoonflower and base our quilt design on that haiku. After writing 10 or so haikus (mainly inside jokes about working at Spoonflower), there was our winner:
spoonflower is best
fabric designers unite
Once that was settled, we set about designing our fabric. Our haiku would be the focal point, of course. For the rest of the quilt, textures based on various crafting mediums (cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, and quilting) would reflect our haiku inspiration. We wanted a bold color palette that included coral pink, navy blue, bright orange, and a golden yellow against a textured, neutral background.
After ironing we cut the batting to size and carefully arranged it on our bottom layer, then lined up our top piece.
Pin-basting the quilt layers took us a good 25 minutes!
We all helped do the next step, which involved hand-embroidering part of our haiku and cross-stitching triangles, lines, crosses, and French knots all along our quilt. Katie was super enthusiastic about this. She loves to hand-embroider!
The final step was to iron, cut, and sew the navy striped binding to finish our quilt.