I am so happy to welcome Liz at cozyblue back on wise craft. And with a beautiful new collection. You may remember her family tree collection that I have featured here before. The newest collection of handmade pillows, appropriately named the faux folk collection, feature graphic, modern interpretations of traditional patchwork quilting designs. A saturated shades of your choice is screenprinted onto a cream base cotton fabric. I love how modern these feel, and I asked Liz to tell me a little about the inspiration behind this collection. Here's what she had to say-
The faux folk pillows are my version of traditional folk art quilt block patterns. Each one is essentially a very basic version of a design that is conventionally very intricate and complex. I was inspired by the beautiful, but more elaborate and intricate, piecework designs of classic quilt blocks. When you strip away the fabric patterns and the colors in a sewn quilt block, and how those elements relate to each other (and to the pattern), what remains is just a beautifully simple and bold, fun design. I really wanted to highlight those basic graphic designs of the pattern, and deconstruct it into it's essential shapes. The screens for these pillows were burned directly from my sketches, so they definitely have that great handmade, wonky quality (as did the traditional quilt blocks themselves). I love that. I've chosen four new ink colors -- midnight blue, pumpkin, sky blue, and berry -- and i think they're just perfect for fall.
clockwise from top left: grandma's flower garden in midnight blue, old star in pumpkin, bear paw in berry, and cat's cradle in sky blue. Each pillow is 12" x 12" with an envelope back. Any of the designs can be done in each of the colors. Thank you Liz!
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