Welcome to the final day of the Good Hair Day Blog Hop, celebrating the collection of the same name by the lovely Kim Andersson! Last summer, I was lucky enough to be asked to design a project featuring this collection, which is available in stores now.
I’ll be honest–while I loved Kim’s collection, I had to think for a while to figure out how to interpret it in a quilt. Appliqué opens up so many possibilities for working with a bold, graphic collection like this, and I really wanted the design to encapsulate the feel-good confidence that underpins the line. When the idea finally did strike me (and I remember the exact moment it did, inspired, I think, by a vague memory of a Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster), I knew I had to try it.
The large curl appliqués let me showcase the beautiful larger scale prints in the collection, while the softer, hand-drawn tonal patterns lent themselves perfectly to the neutral background. Because there are only enough curls to feature each print once, I decided to add a patchwork border, which demonstrates how the colors Kim chose for her collection sing together.
I had so much fun making the sample quilt for the Good Hair Day booth at Quilt Market last fall. Kim situated the quilt right behind an old fashioned hair dryer that she invited people to sit under, which meant that I saw it pop up in lots of photographs documenting Market. You can make your own Coiffure quilt, too–the pattern is available for free on the Windham website and as a kit from Craft of Quilting.
Now that you’ve read a little about my project for Kim’s booth, make sure to visit the other stops on the blog tour to read about the other amazing designs she had on hand to show off her new collection. I’m thrilled and flattered to have been included in such a talented group of designers.