Today, I am beyond ecstatic to begin sharing some of the pretty quilts, pillows and acccessories that were part of my Quilt Market booth this Fall, showcasing Daisy Janie's Tilly organic fabrics. Thanksgiving morning happened to be gorgeous, so I snuck out and snapped as many pics as I could on our front porch.
First up on the booth tour is this striking quilt created by Jill Guffy and Marny Buck of Modern Quilt Relish. The modern design shows off the bold Tilly fabrics through the use of neutral, negative space. The beauty and scale of the designs comes through nicely without feeling crowded or overworked. What I really love is how the flow of the diagonal sections gives an overall feeling of round movement amidst a field of rectangles - adds balance and underscores the rhythm of the fabric designs.
The Salad Bar Pattern is available for retail as well as wholesale. Shown here is the throw size quilt (60" x 74"); the pattern also includes measurements for a baby size, a tablerunner and a narrow quilt (which I'll share tomorrow).
The solid background fabric is Robert Kaufmann's Pure Organic in Ecru.
I have a deep sense of appreciation for the type of minimalist designs exemplified in this quilt pattern. Restraint with intention amazes me! Jill and Marny bring such an artistic approach to creating their designs, ever watchful of the developing aesthetic, flow, balance and rhythm I mentioned above.
Meeting and working with these 2 talented and inspiring women was definitely on my "top 10 list of extraordinary experiences within the fabric and quilting community!" They are the kind of people that maintain and contribute positivity and originality to this business. Good for all of us!
Done by April West, the quilting mimics the elements in the flourish fabric (in taupe, shown above). This is yet another level of the artistry that is the world of quilting! There were quite a few ladies who popped into my booth to doodle April's quilting on a piece of paper, trying to capture the stops/starts and the continuity.