It looks like one of the top themes emerging from Spring Quilt Market was Butterflies! So we had to share this gorgeous interpretation of the trend by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts. What sets her look apart from the rest? The stunning mix of wool applique on cotton prints, more specifically the Marcus WOOL COLLECTION paired with INTRIGUE prints by Nancy Rink. Deirdre named the quilt pattern, “Borboleta,” the Portuguese word for “butterfly”.
“When I first saw the bright wools at Market last May (2015), I thought “butterfly sampler” so I have been waiting a while to have time to make it. The wools are just divine, the colours so beautiful and the quality of the fabric is first class. The wools combine so beautifully with the Intrigue prints “ Visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au
More gorgeous fabric mixing from Deirdre at Hat Creek Quilts! “I have just finished this quilt that uses prints from Paula (Barnes’) HISTORICAL STRIPES and the Marcus WOOLS. It is 80” square and has reverse applique in the blocks.” Learn more at www.HatCreekQuilts.com.au
In honor of QuiltCon this week – and all things contemporary – it’s the perfect time to share a few recent projects by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.
“I have always been a Reproduction, “muddy” person, so people are fairly amazed at what I am doing with the brights but so far they all like it, we might turn some of them around to the bright side, it is nice to have a change after all.” We love Deirdre’s cheery mix of RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks by Sarah Maxwell and the solid Marcus WOOLS.
Tell us if you’ve been “turned around to the bright side” in your quilting, too, even if only to experiment. You’ll find that traditional techniques you’re familiar with can often translate beautifully into more modern fabrics. Want more inspiration? Follow Deirdre on Instagram and Facebook @hatcreekquilts or visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au