To celebrate the launch of Petal Signature Cotton™, we asked nine quilters, crafters and garment sewists to test out our new natural, woven cotton and it’s no surprise we’re inspired to recreate their handmade projects. From summer tops to nursery mobiles, there’s something for everyone and every skill level!
Gemology Quilt with Evie Jeserpsen of EV Quilts
While the song lyrics may say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we think Evie Jespersen’s Gemology Quilt is our new best friend. Featuring geometric pastel patterns from Lydia Burleigh’s Spoonflower shop on the front and retro mix-and-match prints on the back, Evie’s quilt is perfect for a summertime picnic or a beautiful statement wall hanging.
Say hello to the summer wrap skirt you didn’t know you needed. Giving us all the painterly vibes with abstract strokes of coral, navy, mint and pink in this Charlotte Winter design, Heather’s skirt (find the free pattern here!) made in Petal Signature Cotton shows just how versatile this natural woven cotton can be.
Raleigh-based quilter Brittany Lloyd is no stranger to Spoonflower fabrics – Brittany first caught our eye when she shared this baby quilt featuring nouveau_bohemian’s design Winter Toile – so we couldn’t wait to see what kind of quilting magic Brittany would make with Petal. Mixing patterns and textures from illustrator Katherin Quinn, Brittany’s Vintage Lace Quilt is just the right amount of playful and polished.
The crisp hand in Petal Signature Cotton makes it a perfect choice for structured tops like the Simplicity S8889 Button Up Shirt. To take her style to the max, Danesha paired the pattern with Katie Kortman’s Blue and Magenta Painting for a show-stopping shirt. Hello, wardrobe staple.
Andrea’s Striped Scallops Quilt featuring her own designs and textured linen coordinates is a modern quilt with ample negative space providing an opportunity to show off your quilting. The illusion of curves without sewing curves is a bonus for quilters who consider themselves confident beginners.
Katie Kortman has done it again! Adding to the list of me-mades we need in our closet, Katie put the petal to the metal and tested out the signature cotton with the Zadie Jumpsuit of our dreams. Katie’s bold Green with Peach Dashes design highlights Petal’s crisp, eco-friendly, Oeko-Tex® certified inks which result in a vibrant, wash-safe color.
What do you get when you combine domesticate’s Summer Yellow Leopard, four yards of Petal Signature Cotton, California weather and the sewing skills of Brittany J. Jones? Obviously the perfect mommy & me matching outfits. The vibrant yellow leopard print lends itself to a statement shirt but when paired with a coordinating dress worn by her daughter, the fierceness (and adorable-factor) is on a whole other level.
Australian designer Laura Wright tried out Spoonflower’s Petal by making a beginner-friendly nursery mobile featuring two swatches of her koala cut-and-sew design. Before you get started on your version, find out why Laura is loving Petal here.
It’s no secret Kristy Lea has mastered the art of foundation paper piecing and one look at her Arctic Song-inspired quilt will have you asking how she does it. To test out Petal, Kristy put her paper-piecing skills to the test by incorporating text into the design featuring Cynthia Frenette’s whimsical patterns and her results speak for themselves: “I had zero issues FPPing with it, or mixing it with other quilting fabrics. And there are some teeny sections in this piecing – still no issues.”
What are you most excited to make with Spoonflower’s Petal Signature Cotton? Be sure to tag your makes with #spoonflowerpetal on social media so we can see what you’ve created.