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Textile Patterns and Fabric Arts

We offer textile pattern development with from the ground up illustrations set into repeating prints. Print design services also include modification of existing art to meet production specifications and alternative colorways. We have experience developing prints for both the domestic and international markets. Other fabric art projects include garment specific artwork, t-shirt screens, embroidery design and quilts.

Below are examples of textile patterns, quilts and garment specific art creations.

Sunrise Baby Quilt

When I created the Sunset Quilt I had quite a few ends of sewn blocks and remaining strips of fabric. A perfect amount to make a fun bright baby play quilt.

On the flip side I used a cheery ABC block pattern that picks up a lot of the colors from the block side.

For the borders I used two different batik fabrics and inserted extra batting so those borders are a little puffy.

And since I was thinking of this as a play quilt more then a sleeping blanket, I added fun pom-pom trim along the top and bottom on the ABC side.

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Posted in Textile Patterns and Fabric Arts by alice

WNC Theme Quilt

My completed version of the Asheville Cotton Company $5 Quilt Club pattern from 2011, designed by Robin Culbertson.

Starting from top left and moving across row, by row (with some interpretation of the word row needed) the blocks are:

• Tree
• Friendship Star
• Flying Geese
• Mountains and Railways
• Tree
• Contrary Wife
• Posie
• Indian Star
• Maple Leaf
• Native American Art
• Snail Trail (Virginia Reel)
• Shoofly
• Snowball
• Log Cabin
• 2 Bear Paws
• Little Red Barn
• Tree
• Stepping Stones (Jacob’s Ladder)
• Stream (Water)

Robin designed this quilt based around our Western North Carolina history, craft heritage, culture and natural beauty. Many of the blocks are based on traditional patterns which she arranged into a narrative picture. She also designed additional blocks for those in the $5 Quilt Club that wanted to make a larger size finished quilt.

The fabrics are all batiks and I used colored threads when quilting, adding details and textures along the way. The most visible examples, in this photo, are in the Indian Star, Little Red Barn and Snail Trail blocks.

Posted in Textile Patterns and Fabric Arts by alice