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Inspiration

Quilting on the Down Low

So I’ve had quilt projects going this year, but I keep them on the down low most of the time. Quilting for me is a total passion project, (well everything I do is to be honest)! But the quilts hold a very special place in my heart. For one they take a lot longer to make than a painting does. There is always a planning stage where I draw up a design on a grid, and toy with the placement of different aspects. Because I’m an improv quilter there are certain quilts that I take a lot of risks on and design as I go. But there is so much that goes into each quilt! They are a lot of work to make, and I love to take my time. A quilt can take anywhere from a year to three years from start to completion! It’s not that the sewing takes that long, but there are many stages to the different designs. And I tend to finish them in batches.

Last year I sold a couple quilts right around Christmas time, and I’m planning on selling some more once fall rolls around. I will keep my favorites that I cannot part with and sell the rest. They go up for sale on EBay every so often. I don’t market them much because eBay does a pretty good job of getting the word out across the site. Which feels really good because there is nothing that feels more shitty than peddling wares!!

Canary Yellow Quilt by Kathryn Sturges

Canary Yellow Quilt by Kathryn Sturges

This first quilt was a work in progress for a long time. I finally finished it right after Christmas at the start of 2019. The techniques include traditional patchwork, improv portions, freestyle machine embroidery and a bit of applique. I really love this quilt so much, and it might be hard to part with!


Improv Floral Quilt by Kathryn Sturges

Improv Floral Quilt by Kathryn Sturges

This quilt is the latest one that I have finished! Taking this photo this afternoon is the first time I have seen the quilt in its entirety! I may add some applique elements to the quilt at a later time, but for right now I’m going to let this quilt just be for a while. I had a hard time capturing the color of the orange background fabric, it is more of a deep cantelope color, which I really love!!

I have a fresh quilt on the ironing board that I started yesterday, then I will start a round of finishing everything up! Thanks for checking out my show and tell, and taking the time to stop by the website! You are appreciated and loved!!