Oh, I just love it when a plan comes together. Besides being a ton of work, this pattern business is absolutely so much fun. Even the hard work is fun. But there are exciting moments when months of effort, thought, and coordination come to fruition in one long-awaited PDF. It was all for this. All the designing, sewing, talking, quilting, photographing, more designing, much editing, and then here they are!
My two new quilts serve several functions. Measuring at 24″ x 66″, they are designed to be stylish yoga mat covers, artful wall hangings, or modern table runners. The first is called the Good Karma Quilt™. The blissful imagery was based on a series of my earlier paintings. Then there is the Perfect Balance™ quilt—serene and tranquil—a stack of balanced stones. Making this quilt is so easy it’s like a day at the spa! Just cut, fuse, and sew.
You’ll be the envy of your yoga studio (and cushion your knees in style) with these yoga mat covers. Instead of a towel, bring a lovely cover to use over the gym mat. When I use mine, I fold it back to get a good grip on the sticky mat for down dogs. The cotton feels so nice under my feet.
They make great table runners and wall hangings, too—chic and artful. And our photo shoot was super fun thanks to my amazing yoga-mama model, Nicole, and the ever-talented photographer, Jill McNamara.
I based the Good Karma Quilt on a series of paintings I made about five years ago. You know when you make something and you like it, but you really haven’t finished exploring it? That is how I feel about this work. I think there is more to do—just not a ton of time! The pictures don’t do them justice. They are mixed media on paper. The quilt evokes global influences: world beats, spice markets, and a bohemian chic.