Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette Banner for Andover Fabrics

Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette Banner by Jessee Maloney for Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life}This was probably the hardest quilt to photograph ever. It was so large and so white.

It measures 23″x96″ and was made specifically to show off Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette fabric line in the Andover Fabric’s booth at Quilt Market. It’s odd proportions are to help it fit on the pillars they use in their booth.

Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette Banner by Jessee Maloney for Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life} Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette Banner by Jessee Maloney for Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life} Lizzy House’s Whisper Palette Banner by Jessee Maloney for Andover Fabrics {an Art School Dropout's life}

I was unable to get a full shot of the banner at my house, but I hope to get better shots of it at the show or when it comes home.

You can sort of see the quilting I did with my longarm in the shots above. All of the negative space was quilted with my version of feathering, and the circles themselves are free hand straight line stitched. I wanted to divide the two areas and give the piece some texture since it is sooooo white.

This is also the palest quilt I’ve ever worked on. I was so scared I was going to stain it or something worse the entire time. It doesn’t help that I have a messy and curious 6 year old running around.

Even with the fear of stains and the difficulty photographing, this is probably one of my favorite projects to date. Actually it might be my new favorite pattern! I’ve already started on two more versions, and will be releasing the pattern with instructions later next month. I’m excited.

The quilt will be returning to me after the show, but I don’t plan on keeping it. It’s too white for a house with the previously mentioned 6 year old living in it. So I will be cutting it up and assembling them in to four 20″ pillows that I’ll add to the shop. So keep an eye out for those!! (You can call dibs too, just email me)

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Spring Quilt Market 2016 in Salt Lake City: InstaGram Overgramming

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I am currently in Salt Lake City for a week long adventure at Quilt Market and checking out the local views. If you would like to see what I’m up to and all the awesome things I’m seeing, then head on over to my InstaGram feed for loads of photos! I always overgram Quilt Market. I will also do a complete recap after I get home and rest, so check back here at that time!

Another Year, Another Anniversary!

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It just sounds crazier every year! Art School Dropout is 13?!! My business is now a true teenager. It had a rough patch there during puberty, but I think we are on the right path again. I have a giveaway planned for later in the month, but for now I’m having a teeny tiny sale…

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40% off all patterns in the Etsy pattern shop! Just use coupon code “ASD13” during checkout to get the discount.

Make sure to check back in two weeks for the giveaway I mentioned! I wish i could have hosted it sooner, but I’ve been working my butt off prepping for my trip to Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this week. If any of you remember the horror story from last year, please wish me all the luck for this year! I am staying four extra days this time around, so expect a few blog posts all about my trip when I get back.

My teenage business and I are very excited!

Fabric Stash Friday: Painter’s Canvas from Michael Miller Fabrics

Fabric Stash Friday: Painter's Canvas from Michael Miller {an Art School Dropout's life}

Lately I have been working with Michael Miller fabrics on a few quilts to show off some upcoming lines, nothing else that I can share other than the Equestrian Quilt Last week. I have also had the pleasure of working with one of their basics, Painter’s Canvas. It’s basically a solid with some texture and it goes great with my simpler quilt designs.

Fabric Stash Friday: Painter's Canvas from Michael Miller {an Art School Dropout's life}

Fabric Stash Friday: Painter's Canvas from Michael Miller {an Art School Dropout's life}

There are 27 colors with coordinating texture, and then 8 with gold texture. I have been working with all of the bright colors, and have included them in three quilts so far. All three are patterns that will be released within the next four months, so keep an eye out for them.

Fabric Stash Friday: Painter's Canvas from Michael Miller {an Art School Dropout's life}

I loved playing with the lines and turning them in different directions to get different looks. It really brought all of my designs to life and made them way less flat. So if you’re feeling the same way about one of your designs, I totally suggest this line!

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Spooky Delights Table Runner Sew Along with the Fat Quarter Shop: Part Two

Spooky Delights Table Runner Sew Along with the Fat Quarter Shop {an Art School Dropout's life}

Welcome to week two of the Spooky Delights Table Runner Sew Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!

Last week I showed all of the fabrics I would be using in the table runner along with the link to show how much you would need of each.

This week I will be sharing my progress and the link to the first half of the pattern.

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