Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sewing for Quilt Market - Tailor's Spinning Wheel Quilt

This year I had the opportunity to make a couple quilts for Quilt Market. For the past year or so I have been working with FreeSpirit fabrics to design some quilts for new collections.  These designs have been used to make quilt kits or showcase collections, but this was the first time any of the quilts have been used in Quilt Market booths.
Tailor's Spinning Wheel
My experience working with them has been very positive. I have done a little bit of work for a couple of other fabric companies (these experiences were also very positive), but I have never been kept this consistently busy. It has been fantastic. A big part of what I have loved about it is how it has pushed me to try new things and to work outside my comfort zone. I design all of these projects in EQ7, then write a pattern for any designs that are selected, and then make the quilts. I'm not going to lie, it is A LOT of work, but I can visibly see how it has helped me grow and change and become more comfortable with trying new things.

The first quilt that I made was for Tim Holtz' booth using his new Dapper fabrics.  If you saw the quilt in person you might notice that it looked a teensy bit different than this.
Tailor's Spinning Wheel
Photo provided by Sharon at FreeSpirit
I made a smaller, square version for the booth.

FreeSpirit has kindly provided the pattern for free. I will be sharing the second quilt that I made for market soon, I am just waiting for the pattern to be finalized.

14 comments :

  1. It's amazing what you did with simple pinwheels!

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  2. This is beautiful Erica! And so exciting that you were able to be a part of Quilt Market!

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    1. Thanks! It was very exciting for me!

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  3. I saw this booth at Quilt Market. Your quilt is awesome. The booth awesome too.

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    1. Thank you! I am jealous you got to see it, I wish I could have been there!

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  4. That is a great design and does well at showcasing the fabric line. You do fantastic work!

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  5. It's gorgeous! Congrats on having your quilt used in the booth - you showed off the fabrics beautifully! :)

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  6. Very pretty quilt. I would have liked it better with out the numbered fabric.

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