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.
Caitlin Topham is the owner and quilter behind Salty Oat, an online quilt shop and blog dedicated to the art of patchwork goods. With her modern take on an age-old practice, she curated the bedroom look featured below that is both contemporary and timeless–the centerpiece of which is her beautiful handmade queen-sized quilt in Kona® Cotton Ultra. Grab your coffee and cozy up to learn more about today’s heirlooms from the expert herself.
To kick off our first interview with creative business folks, Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts visits the blog to share her journey in creating quilts and getting her work accepted to QuiltCon!
Michelle teaching her Modern Quilt Block series in the Spoonflower Greenhouse
Michelle is a great friend to Spoonflower and our Greenhouse community, sharing her innovative patterns and expertise in a Modern Quilt Block class series here in our community classroom and with a lovely Half Square Triangle tutorial on our blog. When we heard she was heading to QuiltCon, we were thrilled for an opportunity to share the story of her whirlwind journey into quilting and on to having two quilts accepted to QuiltCon!
Nothing says "I love you" like something handmade. These simple heart quilt blocks come together quickly and can be incorporated into any project you like!
This tutorial will tell you how to make one of these hearts blocks with a border. Pre-cut as many sets of fabric as you like and chain-piece to create a set of blocks in no time!
Need an easy way to use up those fabric scraps? Making a quilt using free-pieced strips is a great way to bust through your scrap bins. Quilter and blogger Nicole Neblett of Mama Love Quilts is teaching a series of modern quilting workshops this fall in the Greenhouse, our classroom and community space here in Durham, North Carolina and she’ll be sharing tutorials from her classes here on the blog for those of you who can’t visit us here at Spoonflower HQ. From her first class in the series, use this improvisational piecing technique to create a modern quilt that is all your own style!