When creating my quilt for the show at the Fuller Craft Museum I designed a fabric of rainbow squares with my illustrations. These were created so that once cut up I could create hexagons using the english paper piecing method. A few people expressed interest in getting that fabric when I posted a peek of my hexagon making on instagram, so I decided to create a whole new fabric to offer for sale on Spoonflower. The fabric for the show quilt fit on a fat quarter and I wanted to challenge myself to fill one yard of fabric with 168 different characters. While some illustrations are similar (there are a few gnomes but they are each wearing different colored clothing and hats) each illustration is different. You can now find the fabric at Spoonflower here
Spoonflower is also currently offering 15-20% off fabric through until 10am EDT Monday May 9th!
CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301
May 7, 2016 – July 10, 2016
This exhibition will showcase the boundless imagination of the makers and designers in the DIY culture and the principles upon which it has developed. The “indie craft” movement encourages makers to express their unique viewpoint on the world through one-of-a-kind objects created with elevated technical skill, new or traditional craft techniques, and a modern design aesthetic. This exhibition is curated by Faythe Levine, a multi-media artist and curator with deep ties to the Indie Craft Movement. Faythe directed the documentary, Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design (2009) and authored the book by the same name. This exhibition was made possible by generous support from the Gretchen Keyworth Exhibitions Fund. Be sure to attend the reception on Saturday, May 7, 2:00 – 5:00 pm with a panel discussion led by Faythe Levine and a screening of her documentary “Handmade Nation.”
The exhibition features the following artists:
Ginger Brooks Takahashi
New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA)
Erin M. Riley
Caitlin Rose Sweet
I had a swatch sampler of my Tattoo Flowers fabric
that I had not done anything with so I decided to cut it up and create a fast little quilt.
Now that I have it laid out I decided to add some solid colored kona cotton to the mix. I’m still decided on just the right colors to mix in.