Today, I’d like to share the work of a guest quilter, Anne T. She’s a coworker and friend, someone I’ve long looked upon as a crafting expert. Anne has taught knitting classes, and she’s showed me a number of tricks. This summer, she’s gotten into some really fresh, fun quilting, and she showed me this quilt top, which she made from a pattern called Spiked Punch. Isn’t it fun?
The photo isn’t super crisp because I took it with my phone, but you get the idea. Anne started off with a class at Back Porch Fabrics, a terrific quilt shop in the coastal town of Pacific Grove, CA. (I just wish I had more time to spend there–both in the town and the shop!) She used strips of fabric, many by textile artist Kaffe Fassett, alongside denim-colored blue strips. She explained that for each colorful strip, she sewed a tube with it and a blue strip, and then cut it at a random spot. The different breaking points in these strips adds movement to the design.
Anne said that the fun (and time-consuming) part was laying out where all those colorful rectangles should go to make a path that your eyes can’t help but follow around the quilt. When she had the strip sets, she laid it all out on her bed and sewed it up in a day! Anne bordered it with a multicolored stripe.
I really like the modern look of this quilt, and my kids enjoyed the pictures so it could be a great project for a toddler or child’s quilt, or for a funky friend.
If this looks good to you, you might want to check out the pattern – I noticed it’s for sale online at Hancock’s and other places. Perfect for all those adorable jelly rolls of bright fabric, with a neutral background. Thanks, Anne!