Today we’re bringing you another fabulous feature from the Spincushion, the sewing+style blog of Leigh Ann Tennant. In the If a Quilt Lived Here series, Leigh Ann posts a professionally decorated room along with her fabric picks for a quilt that would fit perfectly in the space. She even caps it off with a pattern recommendation. Today’s installment should be especially appealing to all of the expectant parents out there, as well as anyone who might be looking to design a quilt or give a gift for a super stylish, ultra modern baby (or mama! : )
If a quilt lived here …
It might be made from these:
We’re back with another feature from our friend Leigh Ann Tennant of Spincushion. In her Swatchtower series, Leigh Ann matches the prints from some of our favorite modern fabric lines with inspirational photos from the world of fashion and design. In this installment, Leigh Ann masterfully mashes prints from Jenean Morrison’s Silent Cinema line with lush, gorgeous imagery from around the web.
Take one item of inspiration:
And build a fabric palette around it:
Voilà! — instant quilt bundle.
That’s the idea behind Leigh Ann’s Color Cues series, originally featured on the Spincushion blog. As you know by now, we love Spincushion and sharing Leigh Ann’s amazing posts with you.
Have you centered your fabric selections around an inspirational photo like the one above? If this is part of your quilt-making process, we’d love to hear about it … and possibly feature it in an upcoming blog post. Let us know!
Today we’re bringing you another feature from the Spincushion blog. We’ve already shared some of Leigh Ann’s fabulous and creative posts (see our previously posted Cover Quilts and Swatchtower features), and today’s post doesn’t stray from Leigh Ann’s penchant for giving us amazing eye candy.
We love the If a Quilt Lived Here series on Spincushion, in which Leigh Ann posts a professionally decorated room along with her fabric picks for a quilt that would fit perfectly in the space. She even caps it off with a pattern recommendation. Every time I see one of these posts I find myself saying “yes, yes, YES!” Leigh Ann nails it every time.
We hope you enjoy these posts as much as we do!
If a quilt lived here …
It might be made from these …
In celebration of our LouLouThi giveaway this week (it’s still open! come and enter!!), we’re excited to share Leigh Ann’s LouLouThi-themed Swatchtower (originally posted on the Spincushion blog). Swatchtower is a series in which Leigh Ann pulls together stylish images and photographs inspired by the prints and patterns of our favorite fabric designers. We love the runway shots that she compiled to celebrate Anna Maria Horner’s newest collection, and we hope you enjoy it too.
From Leigh Ann:
Knowing that Anna Maria Horner is a big fan of Style.com, I thought I’d give her a much-deserved runway moment of her own. Well, at least a moment for her new fabric line, Loulouthi, anyway. Imagine flash bulbs going off, insanely loud music blasting and envision yourself at a showing of the newest spring collection, a-la AMH.
I was recently contacted by Leigh Ann, who writes for the Spincushion blog, asking permission to feature one of my quilts in her Cover Quilts series. I agreed but, to be honest, wasn’t very familiar with Spincushion. So I checked it out, and I recommend you do, too — but be warned: you may get sucked in by all of the eye candy that Leigh Ann serves up on a regular basis. Not only is Spincushion beautiful to look at, but I was blown away by all of Leigh Ann’s innovative and creative series of posts — Cover Quilts, Color Cues, If a Quilt Lived Here, and Swatchtower are but a few of them. This girl’s got a great eye and a fresh perspective on fabric and design.
The content is so fantastic that I asked Leigh Ann if she’d be willing to share it with our Fat Quarterly readers, and she so graciously agreed. You’ll see many of Leigh Ann’s clever posts showing up here on the FQ blog, but if you just can’t wait, be sure to subscribe to Spincushion. Tell her we said “hi”!
Here’s today’s Cover Quilt (originally published April 2011):
Quilt by Val Laird
Content courtesy of Leigh Ann Tennant of Spincushion