Saturday, May 25, 2013

Steam Punk by Jen Kingwell

Well that didn't take long.  I was going to put the stack of fabric away yesterday, but right next to it on the cutting table was this pattern by Jen Kingwell.

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.

So inspired by these ladies! @gehringroad @heidigb30 @badskirt @lucyandnorman  I made a steampunk block. #steampunkquilt
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.

My circles need some work but I'm loving the colors! #steampunkquilt
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.  

Block 3 has a bunny!!! #steampunkquilt
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


  1. Ohhhhh you did three!!! Amazing!!! Beautiful, Adrianne!!! :)

  2. I saw this pattern yesterday and I'm I'm love! I want to start one right away :) your blocks look great.



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