If you’re an avid fan of modern quilting, you’ve probably double tapped on your fair share of photos taken by Suzy Williams, the modern quilter, textile designer and all-around bad-ass babe behind Suzy Quilts. We were thrilled when Suzy said she would be happy to create a custom quilt just for the Spoonflower community and the resulting pattern, Twisted Ribbons, feels fresh and unique, thanks to the understated linear work and the neutral color palette she chose featuring bohemian designs from a much-loved Spoonflower designer, holli_zollinger. Before you get started on your own version of Twisted Ribbons, be sure to read Suzy’s top three tips for picking out your fabrics.
In our next meet the designer spotlight, we sit down with the wildly creative, Holli Zollinger, to find out what inspires her iconic bohemian style that instantly established her as a Spoonflower community favorite. Holli comes to us today from Moab, Utah, which she describes as, “An amazing destination for travelers from all over the world.” Holli loves the vast and open feel in Moab, describing the color, texture and variety in the landscape as “So very extraordinary!“And get this—she’s currently living in a 1974 Carpenter Bus that she’s renovated to serve as her living space while she builds an eco-friendly and sustainable home. We’re greatly inspired and impressed by Holli to say the very least!
My day starts with:
“Coffee which then fuels a huge mental and physical list of TO DO’S.”
Hear ye, hear ye! Gather ‘round, free spirits and nomadic souls alike, this week’s Bohemian design challenge will have you feeling the wind in your hair and a lightness in your step. A very spirited congratulations to designer, natalia_gonzalez who will be receiving a $200 Spoonflower credit for her winning design, Bohemian Butterflies. We also tip our hats for second place (camcreative) and third place (tangerine-tane) winners. They will receive $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit, respectively. See how the rest of the votes stacked up below.
1. 452 votes for Bohemian Butterflies by natalia_gonzalez
2. 375 votes for Bohemian summer by camcreative
3. 277 votes for Boho Diamonds by tangerine-tane
4. 230 votes for Bohemian Love by meliszawang
5. 205 votes for Modern Boho by vo_aka_virginiao
6. 186 votes for Sheba Hanging Gardens (teal) LARGE by nouveau_bohemian
7. 171 votes for bohemian posy cream by scrummy
8. 170 votes for Indigo Boho by lauraflorencedesign
9. 163 votes for Bohemian Nights by mayacoa
10. 161 votes for Love_and_Peace by bluecoin [Read more…] about Announcing the Bohemian Design Challenge Winners
Esther Fallon Lau aka nouveau_bohemian has amassed a serious following on Spoonflower thanks to her whimsical, earthy designs that inspire so many makers. Her animated life takes place in a little, rainforest-like valley in the foothills around the world-famous coastal town of Byron Bay, Australia. Keep reading to learn about Esther’s process and keep up with her life on her brand new Instagram account!