It's called Steam Punk and I was lucky enough to see the original quilt in Jen's booth at quilt market. Her quilts are full of beautiful details, they invite you in to take a closer look. I really admire her mix of fabric and her use of hand quilting. Kind of a modern homespun look? I don't know if that is even the best description for it. Her work is really beautiful and inspiring.
|Steam Punk Block #1|
Several friends have already been making blocks and posting them on instagram and flickr and they are so gorgeous! There is such a beautiful variety and each one feels like a celebration of fabric and pattern.
|Steam Punk Block #2|
I didn't pull the fabric with this pattern in mind and it doesn't look anything like the original, but I thought why not? Let's play.
|Steam Punk Block #3|
There was a bumpy start using the templates and curves, but by block three, things were coming together nicely. I don't have a plan for these yet, but I am really enjoying process.
I bought my pattern from the Intrepid Thread (US) and she has a few more, but they are going fast. You can also buy them at Jen's quilt shop, Amitie Textiles (AU).
Jen Kingwell Designs
Steam Punk Flickr Group
#steampunkquilt on Instagram