I’m often asked what my favorite quilt is and it’s a hard question to answer because there are so many that I like for different reasons, but there’s one that always stands out in my mind a little bit more than the others. It’s this one:
I made this quilt about five years ago and it started as a sketch on a piece of graph paper. And then it stayed like that for a very long time! I had an idea of the color scheme I wanted to go with but it took a while to find the exact fabric that would make it perfect.
I finally found it in Amy Butler fabric. I LOVE her fabric and after looking and looking, I combined her Belle, Soul Blossoms and Lotus collections. I think it’s only those three collections, but tell me if you see any others that snuck in there.
My goal was to randomly combine different fabric rather than try to stick with one fabric collection that would make it too uniform looking, and I think it works. It’s the randomness and the amount of colors and patterns that all seem to blend well together.
So there you have it. That’s my favorite quilt…for now!
Update (as of 5.29.16): As some of you have noticed and have contacted me about, there is another quilter who recently posted this quilt design to her blog (and other social media platforms) and is claiming the design as her own. She is also selling a pattern and making money off of it. Yes, I have contacted her and politely requested she stop. Unfortunately, she has declined to do so. As you can imagine, this is extremely disappointing and I am considering my next steps for handling this situation. In the meantime, I want to thank the thousands and thousands of people who have read about this quilt, emailed me about it, commented about it, liked it, pinned it, shared it, or even just admired it from afar. Your kind words and encouragement are what make the quilting community so wonderful. I plan to address the greater issue of inspiration vs. plagiarism in a later blog post and would love to start a respectful conversation about it at that time. More to come…