Stefanie K. Satterwhite

Quilt Maker & Pattern Designer | DM for custom orders, collaborations, and Qs

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Who else is excited to see all the quilts tomorrow?! I’m obviously partial, but I can’t wait to see this one ☝️ Fort Snozzberry Quilt 🍭
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#quiltcon #quiltcon2018 #stopmotion #satterwhitequilts #fortsnozzberryquilt

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❄️❄️Winterfell Quilt ❄️❄️
I designed this quilt last fall (when winter was still coming 😉). It is a modern twist on a Hawaiian quilt - using patchwork instead of appliqué. Inspiration can be a funny thing - if you look at the progression of the design (file under future blog post ideas) it didn’t start off as a snowflake. But because it ended up as a snowflake of sorts, I see how I was inspired by Nancy Lee Chong’s visit to @seattlemqg last summer and her incredible Kekapakeakeanuhinenui Quilt.
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I’ve been enjoying the anticipation/motivation of waiting till a quilt is finished to post the full reveal, but I’m starting a new day job next week – after over 2 years of being a stay at home parent 😅😬😳. I expect my WIP pile is going to be moving a bit slower while we settle into the new routine.
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This is also one of 3 designs that was rejected for the QuiltCon magazine last fall. 🤐, but whatever.
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#quiltconreject #themqg #winterfell #quiltdesigner #dsshapes #modernquilt #hawaiianquilt #halfsquaretriangles #radialsymmetry #flashesofdelight #handsandhustle #quiltwithlove #pursuepretty #quiltsofinstagram #curatedquilts #quiltdesign #quiltcon #calledtobecreative #craftsposure

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I have become a chain piecing factory. Forever binging every season of Survivor.
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#jeffprobst #chainpiecing #sewing #juki #modernpatchwork #modernquilting #doitfortheprocess #quiltinprogress

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Today’s design wall, feat. blocks for my new winter-inspired quilt and what is left of the indigo dyed fabric from last summer – I’m going to piece them together for the back. I was saving the hand dyed fabric for something special, then I remembered that everything I make is special 🤗🤪
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#naturalindigo #shibori #naturaldye #modernquilt #quiltdesigner #plantdye #designwall #indigovat #wip #quiltblock #quiltinprogress #abmcrafty #aquietstyle #seekthesimplicity #sewersofinstagram #modernquilter #themqg #dsshapes #halfsquaretriangle #quiltlife #fabriclove #craftastherapy #pursuepretty #theartofslowliving #blue

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There was a bit of curiosity about the Quilty Kanban Board I mentioned in my last post. So here is a pic of the wall in my studio space...or as my daughter calls it, Javi’s Clubhouse 😂 Javi, the Javelina, is a fairly recent addition to our home, a family heirloom from my Grandmother‘s house.
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The core function of a Kanban Board is to organize and manage a prioritized list of tasks as they progress through defined phases to completion. In its simplest form, a Kanban Board consists of 3 phases: To-Do, Doing, and Done.
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My board is a bit more blobby and amorphous than the typical grid structure. On the left is a list of my goals and categories of tasks – stuff like “update website” and “prep for QuiltCon.” Most of the other post-its are project ideas or individual tasks. Some of the notes near the QuiltCon goal say things like “mail quilt” and “order new business cards.”
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The dry erase board is where I break down any steps to complete a task I am actively working on, more of a traditional to-do list. So under “mail quilt” it has a list that says: attach sleeve, attach label, fold and pack quilt, and drop off at post office. I also use the dry erase to scribble down notes and other non-quilty reminders/tasks.
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To some of you I’m sure this all seems a bit punctilious, but the reality is just a messy externalization of thoughts that helps me manage my time more efficiently. It gets neglected and disorganized, I forget to write stuff down...then I clean it up and start over.
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How do you organize your projects and ideas? Do you want to hear more about time management and productivity? I’ve got gallons to share! 😅

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I love capturing my quilting process in hyperlapse and am so excited that I started doing it again! One day I’m going to time lapse an entire quilt from beginning to end. 💥⚡️New Goal for this year going up on my quilty kanban board 😅🤞
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#chainpiecing #sewing #halfsquaretriangles #juki #hyperlapse #quilting #modernquilting #konacotton #widn #crafternoon #handsandhustle #quiltersgonnaquilt

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Finally found some time for a little sewing...and fun videoing. .
✌️Time Lapse Videos Forever 👽
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#secretcolors #hyperlapse #timelapse #sewing #halfsquaretriangles #patchwork #gridquilting

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My Favorite Nine of 2017 –
This year has been all about embracing the computer instead of the design wall to iterate on quilt ideas. What began as a little sketching to explore variations of the churn dash block, has evolved over the course of this year into a full on transformation of my entire quilt design and production process. I can’t wait to share more with you in 2018 ☺️
Thank you all for the support, encouragement, and inspiration! Next year is going to be GOOOD.
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Cheers to spending the weekend celebrating, reflecting and goal setting!!

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Fort Snozzberry Quilt 🍭🍇🏆🐳 #tfw your most recent finish is your favorite thing ever.
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What’s with that name, you asked?
Fort:
When I stepped back to look at all of the shapes and patterns in this design, I am most struck by the rings of negative space and how it flows around the inner design like a moat. Focusing on that theme, I start to see a bird’s eye view of a kingdom, with the very center medallion being the most impenetrable part of the fortress. (We’ve also been playing a ton of King Domino 😂)
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Snozzberry:
These colors scream candy to me. I scoured the internets looking at stuff like pop rocks, nerds, sour patch kids, fruit stripe gum - the best I could find was very berry skittles. Then I went down a Lisa Frank wormhole that morphed into Willy Wonka and I came back out with a Snozzberry, the rest is herstory 🎈

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Whirlybird Quilt – This quilt pattern is a variation of the Cornelia Quilt I posted a few weeks ago. I opened up the inner shapes so the negative space flows together to make the whorl more whirly 💫
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While I’m still not feeling very inspired by this color palette overall, I am really digging that flame + crocus combo!! 😍 ☂️☄️😍
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#konacotton #whirlybirdquilt #halfsquaretriangles #triangles #quiltdesign #modernquilting #modernpatchwork #wallhanging #textileart #sewing #colorcrush #colorpop #dscolor #curatedquilts #colorventures #colorpalette #showusthecolor #acolorstory #abmlifeiscolorful #dailydoseofcolor #passioncolorjoy #psimadethis #livecolorfully #showusyourwork #nqmmodernquilter

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I started making these epp diamonds almost 2 years ago so I would have something to do on the plane after my daughter went to sleep. 😂🤦‍♀️😂 Yeah, that never happened.
I pulled them out the other day to see if I wanted to bring them as a travel project for the holidays this year. Eloise will have her own seat this time so she can basically entertain herself while I stitch, right?
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Hexagon stars or diamond rows?
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#epp #patchwork #konacotton #diamond #hexagon #colorcrushcreative #colorcrush #colorpop #dscolor #colorventures #colorpalette #showusthecolor #acolorstory #abmlifeiscolorful #showusthecolor #dailydoseofcolor #passioncolorjoy #psimadethis #handsewn #livecolorfully #showusyourwork #craftsposure #artprocess

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I’ve been thinking about color a lot lately (what’s new😛) especially colors that are outside my comfort zone. I don’t want to say I don’t like them or that they are ugly, just that I don’t feel very inspired by them. My challenge to myself is to find the inspiration in them and create a design that feels true to me.
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I couldn’t find the exact windbreaker I wore as a pre-teen, but this one is pretty close😂
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#quiltdesign #modernquilt #halfsquaretriangles #color #wip #sewing #abmlifeiscolorful #dscolor #dsshapes #acolorstory #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #abmhappylife #thehappynow #colorventures #triangles #sewing #rainbow #colorcrush #konacotton

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Look at those quilts! I sent some of my quilty goods up to Anacortes, WA for a winter pop-up shop. Curated by the lovely Evie Opp @creepinevie, the shop features handmade products from local artists. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area!
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📸 by Evie

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It took less than 15 min of wrangling and whipping this quilt back and forth for me to start googling longarm frames again 😅 How many hours till the QuiltCon deadline?

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I am really enjoying the methodical piecing of this complex grid design. It’s interesting how different it feels (to me) than the ‘design as you go’ more improvisational way of making decisions I have been doing for so long. Not better or worse, just different. Sometimes I want eggs for breakfast and sometimes I want oatmeal. 🍳🥓🍩🥞🥑🍞

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2 days left to enter the Giveaway!! ***See previous post for details***
☝️Link to survey in profile☝️
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You all are amazing!! Over 160 responses already!!
So many really great comments in there, I wish there was a better way to express my gratitude to each one of you. Thank you!
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Surprise Giveaway Bonus: The Cornelia Quilt Pattern
This pattern was optimized for those quilters who: don’t like to read instructions, like to figure out their own math and fabric needs, are only interested in free digital designs.
How to download pattern: Take a screenshot to save image 😝😉😂
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Funny? Not funny??🤷‍♀️
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A bit more about the survey:
There are a lot of amazing professional designers and publishers out there who have already figured out how to make a great pattern. There are lots of part-time quilters who have written great patterns based on their experiences and preferences. There are probably even some that have done a similar kind of research!
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The project I am working on is concentrated around the process of using real data from real people to confirm and/or disprove assumptions we already have regarding how much information and which options to include with a pattern for different types of quilters.
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I believe in the power of community and sharing what you have to give. I appreciate each of you that have shared your experience and opinions around quilt patterns and hope I can use the results to give back something that, if not actually helpful, is at least interesting to all of you 🎃✌️
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#giveaway #quiltdesign #freepattern #konacotton #modernquilting #halfsquaretriangles #design #themqg #abmlifeiscolorful #dscolor #dsshapes #acolorstory #livecolorfully #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #mqg #abmhappylife #thehappynow #colorventures #craftsposure #handmadeisbetter #livefolk #liveauthentic

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*****Giveaway Closed*****
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Hello Friends!

I am working on a research project and need your help to collect information about how different types of quilters are using patterns to make quilts. My ultimate goal is to provide a free resource to our community that will help independent designers make more successful patterns.
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If you have ever used a pattern to make a quilt or simply have opinions on the topic that you want to share, please take a few minutes to fill out this (mostly multiple choice) survey (☝️link in profile☝️)
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During the week I’ll be posting more about this project – why I’m doing it, what comes after the survey, and how this data is going to help make your patterns more successful – so stay tuned!
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To celebrate the beginning of this project (and to encourage more people to fill out the survey) I am giving away this peachy stack of @konacotton fat quarters!
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HOW TO WIN:
Step 1: Complete the survey (☝️link in profile☝️)
That’s all!
I will announce the winner on Friday.
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* Make sure to enter your Instagram name at the end.
* Please repost and tag your friends in the comments.
* Copy and paste the link to email or share with your guild!
* Survey will still be available to take after giveaway ends.
* Surveys completed before Friday (10/27) at 8am PDT with a valid Instagram account will be eligible to win.
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Kona Cotton colors: Black, Nectarine, Mango, Ice Peach, Shell, and White.
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Special 😇Thank You🙏 to everyone @seattlemqg for taking the survey early! I was able to catch a couple of mistakes and tighten up quite a few of the questions.
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This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
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#giveaway #themqg #konacotton #quiltdesign #quilt #designer #quiltersofinstagram #learntoquilt #quiltblocks #konasolids #sewing #mqg #modernquilting #modernquilter #quilter

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🦐🌸The Mingo-ish Quilt in Flamingo Deco 🎀🍑
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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 ☺️.
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I did an exciting thing and submitted a few new designs to a quilting magazine recently, soooo ...🤞🤞🤞.
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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 #curatedquilts #makersmovement #handsandhustle #dspattern #handmade #satterwhitequilts

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We tried to lay down on the beach, but I was turning into a sand dune after just 3 minutes!! 😅 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 🙃.
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 👉).
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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 🤗.
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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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Topaz Quilt in Cool Candy Colors
•••• 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 😋). 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!! ••••
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. •
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#topazquilt #satterwhitequilts #modernquilts #quilts #halfsquaretriangles #colorcrushcreative #colorcrush #colorpop #dscolor #colorventures #colorpalette #showusthecolor #acolorstory #abmlifeiscolorful #showusthecolor #curatedquilts #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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