I made this quilt as part of a swap between the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild (of which I am a proud member) and the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild. We were assigned partners and asked to make a mini quilt we thought they would like. We could try to assess our partners aesthetic through all the modern stalking methods: Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
My partner Giedra of Thread n Honey seems to have pretty eclectic taste. She likes color and lots of prints, especially Lizzy House. I took these observations and felt free to get creative with her quilt! I used some little drunkard path blocks that I had leftover from another project, and mixed them with some textured lilac solid I had. I wanted to make some letters, as I often want to do these days, so I needed a phrase. I chose "Let's Go Outside", inspired by a picture in Giedra's instagram feed that she captioned, "Summer still-life. #outsideallday". I can tell she values time with her kids and that they love to spend time outdoors.
The letters I pieced for this quilt were pretty minimal. The e's, for instance, were just squares. I wanted to experiment with making the letters in their most basic form, and letting the quilting express the shape of the letter. I didn't feel confident in executing this myself so I hired Nikki Maroon to execute my vision. She also quilted some outdoorsy images like grass, sun, flowers, and wind. I love the quilting on this little quilt so much. Thank you, Nikki. xoxo