Stefanie K. Satterwhite

Modern Heirloom Quilts | DM for custom orders, collaborations, and Qs

http://www.satterwhitequilts.etsy.com/

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๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŒธThe Mingo-ish Quilt in Flamingo Deco ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ‘
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This design was inspired by flamingo pillow cases and some art deco jewelry books I borrowed from the library.
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As I continue to explore Half Square Triangle variations and 4/8 quadrant symmetry, I am finding more and more interesting ideas. Constraints can work magic like that โ˜บ๏ธ.
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I did an exciting thing and submitted a few new designs to a quilting magazine recently, soooo ...๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž.
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I think it's funny that I went from hating naming quilt designs to really enjoying coming up with weird long names. In theory, I can color the different designs in the different colorways and then each combo will have a unique, but related name.
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I want to write more about my process and inspiration for quilt designs, but I'm finding it hard to articulate. I've always been better at shapes than with words. The only way to get better is to practice, right?
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#flamingo #flamingoes #quiltdesign #quiltpattern #halfsquaretriangles #deco #peach #triangles #themqg #modernquilting #uohome #abmathome #pinkflashesofdelight #livingpastel #livingcolorfully #thehappynow #ihavethisthingwithpink #ggathome #aodomino #pursuepretty #acolorstory #makersmovement #handsandhustle #dspattern #handmade #satterwhitequilts

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Prepping some tiny triangles for tomorrow in my forever color palette โ€” Kona peaches with a dab of Ice Frappe and a tinkle of Sky. ๐Ÿ“ธ feat. Lil Swiper.
#swipernoswiping
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#triangles #sewing #konacotton #konasolids #laborday #pastels #peach #abmlifeissweet #flashesofdelight #colorcrush #acolorstory #halfsquaretriangles #livefolk #makersvillage #handmadelove #smallquilts #sewsmall #geometric #textileart #wip #pink #deco #artdeco #pastelsforever #happy #instalove #๐Ÿฌ

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We tried to lay down on the beach, but I was turning into a sand dune after just 3 minutes!! ๐Ÿ˜… At least the wind made it easy to clean the sand off...and for some good kite flying. .
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#quiltsinthewind #modernquilt #halfsquaretriangles #wind #beach #quilt #quiltsinthewild #blue #handmade #geometric #abmlifeiscolorful #dscolor #dsshapes #acolorstory #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #abmhappylife #thehappynow #colorventures #craftsposure #handmadeisbetter #livefolk #liveauthentic

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Hi everyone! I haven't had much to share here lately, I've been limiting my sewing time so I can focus on my other career ๐Ÿ™ƒ.
Alas, the call to quilt has overcome me.
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The Taylor Quilt is a custom design for one of my oldest friends, who has been asking me to make him a quilt for the last 4 years. Better later than never!!!
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#quiltdesign #modernquilt #halfsquaretriangles #quilttop #wip #sewing #modernquilting #abmlifeiscolorful #dscolor #dsshapes #acolorstory #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #mqg #abmhappylife #thehappynow #colorventures #craftsposure #handmadeisbetter #livefolk #liveauthentic #geometric #kaleidoscope #textiles #triangle #myunicornlife #patterns

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Ace of Squares Quilt in Flame (and Wasabi ๐Ÿ‘‰).
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Last week I wanted to make a few extra baby quilts for the craft fair booth so I designed this simple HST-based pattern.
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Turns out, they weren't the baby quilt buyin-kinda crowd. So these cuties will be heading to my Etsy shop soon, along with the other leftover goodies ๐Ÿค—.
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The corner squares and floating center design, very distantly reminded me of a playing card. Now I'm thinking about what a cool idea to make playing card quilts. Has anyone done or seen quilts on this theme before? Time to do a bit of procrasti-research!!
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#babyquilt #modernquilt #konacotton #konasolids #satterwhitequilts #aceofsquaresquilt #wasabi #flame #halfsquaretriangles #quiltdesigner #acolorstory #etsyseller #etsyfinds #etsy #babygift #babyshower #cribquilt #geometric #triangles #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #abmlifeiscolorful #craftsposure #psimadethis #handmade #handmadelove #makersvillage #creatorslane #thehandmadeparade

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Sticker Swag ๐Ÿ˜› Stop by my Renegade Craft Fair Seattle booth THIS WEEKEND to get one!!!
July 22-23, 11am-6pm, Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park.
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#branding #stickerlover #satterwhitequilts #logo #stickers #colorcrushcreative #colorcrush #colorpop #dscolor #colorventures #colorpalette #showusthecolor #acolorstory #abmlifeiscolorful #showusthecolor #dailydoseofcolor #passioncolorjoy #livecolorfully #showusyourwork #craftsposure #artprocess #rcfprocess #renegadecraftfair #renegadeseattle

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Topaz Quilt in Cool Candy Colors
โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข I've been doing some work for Laura at Vacilando Quilts and I really fell in love with the design of her Grandfather Quilt (whose design was based off of a tin stamp her grandfather made). I wanted to take the skeleton of that design and see what I could come up with to make it my own.
I started off by creating a 4" grid of squares and colored in the the big blocks of color like Laura's quilt. Then I changed all the solid squares to half square triangles. I played around with the orientation of the triangles until I found a layout that looked balanced. Next comes my favorite part, colors! I've been using a lot of color on natural (background) HSTs, so that is what I did. I came up with a few colorways that really spoke to me (pastels ๐Ÿ˜‹). But I wasn't done there! I challenged myself to play with two color HSTs and removed some triangles to end up with this cool gemstone inspired shape. I'm pretty happy with the result!! โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
I'm calling it the Topaz Quilt because while working on the design I was visiting my grandparents in Texas and going through some family estate jewelry. Topaz is the Texas state gemstone. โ€ข
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#topazquilt #satterwhitequilts #modernquilts #quilts #halfsquaretriangles #colorcrushcreative #colorcrush #colorpop #dscolor #colorventures #colorpalette #showusthecolor #acolorstory #abmlifeiscolorful #showusthecolor #dailydoseofcolor #candycolors #passioncolorjoy #psimadethis #livecolorfully #showusyourwork #craftsposure #artprocess #rcfprocess #candyminimal #renegadecraftfair #mqg #renegadecraftfairseattle #renegadeseattle

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Staying productive on the go - about to turn a ton of corners. #quiltsandwiches

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Pastel the Rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ
Today I'm putting a scrappy binding on some whole cloth placemats quilted with variegated thread.
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#rainbow #dsrainbow #quiltbinding #quilttherainbow #placemat #pastel #rcfprocess #scrappybinding #dscolor #acolorstory #modernquilting #crafttherainbow #abmlifeiscolorful #variegatedthread

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๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค— Getting ready to make some quilt labels and custom packaging for #renegadeseattle
#Repost @kelseypikepapercraft
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Nice large logo stamp shipping out tomorrow for @satterwhitequilts. I had so much fun with the logogram, I decided to do an extra tiny one! Enjoy! ///
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#quiltlabel #logo #modernquilt #rcfprocess #handmade #heirloom #quilt #shoplocal

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I've been OBSESSED with twirling my seams lately.
It takes a little more planning and attention as you're sewing together each block, but the end result is very satisfying for me. ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ
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#seamside #twirledseam #piecing #sewing #modernquilt #patchwork #fabriclove#studioscenes #crafttherainbow #dscolor #colorlove #candycolors #dailydoseofcolor #livecolorfully #acolorstory #abmlifeissweet #fabric #konacotton

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The Way Colors Feel.
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Many objects hold memories and meanings for me and as I evolve, the objects I choose to be surrounded by change too. In addition to its own meaning, this picture might be the only object that holds the memories of every single place I've lived for the last 13 addresses.
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I found the print at the thrift store in Austin just after I moved there in 2003. It lived with me for 4 years in New York City, 2 years in Oakland, and now it is boxed up in a garage just outside of Seattle, waiting for what I hope to be the last time we have to move for several years.
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I look at this picture and wonder where it came from. Who are these men, who took this photo, who painted watercolors on this black and white photo, are there more just like it?
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The story I like to tell is that they are a combo taking a break during a wedding gig. One of the guys looks like an instructor I knew during my short stint as a music major at UNT. If you squint hard enough, the other guys could be very poor man's Phil Collins and Huey Lewis.
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I've been thinking a lot lately about design inspiration. What I keep coming back to is color and shape. It seems like too simple of an answer, but it also seems like the only one that is true. The way colors feel, that is what my art, my designs, and my quilts are all about, that is my color story.
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Feeling much inspiration lately from @apriltwoeightyquilts for the truth she brings to her art, from @vacilandoquilting for creating such an enviable brand, from @able_ground for crushing it at crystals, and from everyone on Instagram who shares their processes and art with the world everyday.
#thewaycolorsfeel #mycolorstory #iamprocrastinatinglookingforajob #pastelsforever

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I know y'all have been waiting for some close up shots of the quilting on this Apophyllite Quilt!! I did these doodle/squiggle lines free motion on a longarm machine. So so so much faster than doing them on my machine at home. ๐Ÿ’ธ
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#modernquilting #longarmquilting #freemotionquilting #apophyllite #apophyllitequilt #quilting #sewing #konacotton #konasolids #quiltwithlove #dscolor #abmhappylife #acolorstory #pursuepretty #flashesofdelight #madeinwashington #livecolorfully #livethelittlethings #stitches #dsshapes #modernpatchwork #geometric #squiggles #lines

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Exciting news, I found out last week that I'll be a vendor at Seattle's Renegade Craft Fair July 22-23!! I've got a lot of work to do to get ready. Including making lots of smaller items to sell, like these cute coasters I've made from the fabric I dyed last week. Time to get busy!! .
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#renegadecraft #handmade #indigodye #mugrug #quiltedcoaster #halfsquaretriangles #shibori #naturalindigo #naturaldye #tiedye #indigodye #naturaldyes #indigovat #slowtextiles #plantdye #modernquilts #satterwhitequilts #laurenwolfjewelry #renegadecraftfair #renegadeseattle #rcfprocess

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Indigo vat has been on my to do list for soooo long. Yesterday I got off my butt and just did it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ!!
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#shibori #naturalindigo #naturaldye #tiedye #indigodye #naturaldyes #indigovat #slowtextiles #plantdye

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๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŒฒThe Apophyllite Quilt ๐ŸŒฒโ˜€๏ธโ˜ฏ๏ธ
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Still obsessed with half square triangles over here. And that King's Dash Block I've been playing with. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
Special thanks to Kristinian M. Edmiastonicus for quilt holding and matching bicycle prop. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
#theapophyllitequilt #apophyllitequilt #kingsdashquilts #satterwhitequilts #apophyllite

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I'm spending a lot more time on the computer these days, which means more quilt designing in Illustrator. I'm calling this one The Apophyllite Quilt. Can't wait to share the final product next week ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿค—
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This is my setup for sewing blocks together. I stack up the block pieces and chain piece in rounds. Laying them back out after each seam to make sure they stay oriented correctly. .
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I'm thinking about trying my hand at making this into a pattern. If I say that here, I have to follow through, right?

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The King's Dash Quilt in Chili Pepper Fade ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿšจ
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I created this block a few months ago as a variation on the classic churn dash block.
One of the things I love most about it is that the longer you stare at it, the more shapes and patterns begin to emerge.
And the more I play around with it in different colorways, the more magical it gets. I'm feeling legit obsessed with it and considering doing a #100dayproject to really explore it and then pick a top ten to make. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ฅ
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[edit: sorry for the delete and repost, I was having some technical issues for a moment]
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#halfsquaretriangles #quilttop #quilt #churndash #quiltblock #geometric #redandwhite #redandwhitequilt #kaleidoscope #craftsposure #kingsdashquilts #satterwhitequilts #modernquilts #patchwork #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #quiltsofinstagram #quiltylove #quiltlove #dsshapes #shapes #quiltwithlove #handmade #etsyseller #etsyfinds #etsymaker #piecing #mgq #abmlifeiscolorful

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Using the layout app to play around with mirroring blocks this morning.
I think this one is the winner ๐Ÿ†

It feels a little wrong posting these icy/overcast colors on such a pretty sunny day. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
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#quilt #quiltblock #kaleidoscope #modernquilting #dscolor #colorlove #layoutapp #modernquilt #geometric #halfsquaretriangles #quiltlove #quiltylove #wip #makersmovement #textiles #craftsposure #flashesofdelight #dsshapes #sewing #konacotton #cottoncouture #quiltwithlove

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Delivered this quilt last weekend to two very special people and their very special little one on the way! ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽŠ

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Few things are more frustrating to me than when something I really want to use doesn't work.
Thankfully, my serger problems are now resolved. .
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#serger #sergerproblems #thingsorganizedneatly #sewing #overlock #thread #fixersgonnafix #disassembled

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It's my birthday y'all!!! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‡
Spent some time this morning longarming a charity quilt @gossypiumquilts. I was in too much of a hurry to take any pictures ๐Ÿ˜ฌ probably for the better...it was a bit rough around the edges.
Anyways, here is my cute photobomber testing out the goods.

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I've been saving avocado skins and seeds in my freezer for soooo long with intentions of trying out some natural dying. I can't believe it took so long to finally put them in a pot, it was so easy! And now I have the prettiest pale pink fabric ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— #๐Ÿฅ‘
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#sewing #halfsquaretriangles #quilttop #wip #naturaldying #avocado #modernquilting #naturaldye #quilting #dscolor #abmlifeiscolorful #ihavethisthingwithpink #plantdyed #flyinggeese #modernquilt #quilt #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #abmhappylife #uohome #pursuepretty

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