What comes to your mind when these three words are used in the same phrase: plaid, florals, and denim? To some of us these are synonyms of the 1990's Grunge fashion, and a style that came back to invade the fashion runways of Fall 2013. Since I started working in this industry it has been a fun challenge to infuse runway fashion into quilts, and vice versa. The collage has a few examples of how you can incorporate this style into your projects. The floral prints in Rock 'n Romance by Pat Bravo are undeniably Kurt Cobain approved. She released her free quilt pattern with this collection and it Smells Like Teen Spirit. Too Courtney corny? Not if this is one of your favourite styles (as it is one of mine).
Some prints in Legacy by Angela Walters are a Sublime infusion of a denim look into quilting weight fabric (hence the name Drawn Destiny Denim). Raw edge appliqué with this fabric? No Doubt grungy. The denim quilt is by Willy Wonky Quilts.
Of course I left plaid for last because it did not come back... it never left. Plaid is a classic, and Jeni Baker gifts us this plaid Oasis in Nördika. I want a jumper like that too! I also found this Broken Plaid quilt by Handmade by Alissa that is a Pearl Jam; a perfect example of how to translate this style into quilting.
I hope this brings you a new wave of inspiration for 2014.
Rock 'n Sew,
Runway photo credits from top to bottom:
Dries Von Noten (Photo by Peter Stigter)
Saint Laurent (Photo by Peter Stigter)
3.1 Phillip Lim (Photo by Peter Stigter)
Rebecca Taylor (Photo by Peter Stigter)
Girl with maxi skit: Pinterest