Tuesday, October 24, 2017

My Block for the Designer RSVP program, Studio e Fabrics

I was honored and thrilled to be invited to participate in Studio e's Designer RSVP program, whose purpose is to showcase their lovely line of Peppered Cotton Fabrics.
These are yarn dyed "shot cottons", meaning the warp and weft are woven with different colors--giving the color a depth unusual in a cotton solid.

Pepper Cory, the fabric line's designer and well known quilting authority, teacher, and maker, talks about how versatile these cottons are, how good at "playing well with other fabrics" in her recent segment of The Quilt Show.

As designers, we were instructed to create a 16" X 16" block using only Peppered Cottons, in a style that was unique to our own personal work.  Being interested in stained glass quilts, as you know, I decided to make a stained glass quilt block.

Here it is framed, and ready for Quilt Market, where Pepper will present all the designer blocks.

They are from:
Sue Pelland Designs; http://suepellanddesigns.com/
Janice Pope of Anything But Boring Designs http://anythingbutboring.com/
Valerie Bothell; www.valeriebothell.com
Robin Koehler; http://nestlingsbyrobin.com
Barbara Black; http://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/
Kelly Ashton; Kellyquilter.com
Susan Marth; http://www.suznquilts.com/
Kathy Delaney Quilter; http://kathydelaney.com/
Bonnie K Hunter; http://quiltville.com
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald; https://www.colourfulstitches.com/
Pepper Cory; http://www.peppercory.com/

My block was inspired by a vintage quilt in the collection of Julie Silber.  I modified and simplified the original applique.

Here is my drawing:

Feel free to use it as you wish!

I love creating patterns from vintage sources and discuss that process step by step in my book, Allie Aller's Stained Glass Quilts Revisited.  Check it out, it is a great resource (if I say so myself.) And do stop by Studio e's booth at Quilt Market, #2319.