It was always my intention to make a couple of quilts for the shop, but it did take me three full weeks before I could accomplish it. These are so crinkly and pretty and exactly what I'd hoped they'd be that the minor delay doesn't seem too bad.
"Davenport Blues" has so many great little fabrics in it. I especially love the floral and the unusual leaf and stem. I've tried to source fabrics from a lot of different designers and lines. It's tempting to go with the sure bet of a great fabric line, but it's not as serendipitous.
I probably will tire of yellow and greys at some point, but probably not for a while yet. "The Things We Did Last Summer" has such a lot of nice ones. Beatrice nudged me towards this bold dark binding and I think it turned out so well.
The backings are plain, unbleached cotton to highlight the quilting lines. But I did add a hand-embroidered tag to each quilt. I think they add the right amount of whimsy.
I loved making this little street design. It's so fun to embroider all of the colourful houses and envision tiny stitch-y people walking through my imaginary tiny neighbourhood. I'm Old East Village Textiles because I live here, but also because this is the sort of place I've always wanted to live.
I love how Jen at Miller and Co. has displayed these baby textiles. So beautiful! The whole store is just lovely.
Every time I go in there I'm so impressed at just how amazingly it's come together in such a short amount of time. And also at how extremely talented Devin is. Check out, for example, this wall of charcuterie boards.
Or this amazing sofa table!
I'm always so impressed!
One thing I've found to be really interesting and helpful about having things up for sale is the feedback I get from other people. I was going to stick with one sort of embroidery per item, for example, but I had some suggestions for branching out with the bib designs. I'm glad I listened - I think it was a really great idea.