Stefanie K. Satterwhite

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

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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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Yes, that background is my ironing board cover ✨
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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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* Survey will still be available to take after giveaway ends.
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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 #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 #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 🌈
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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🙀😍🤗 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. 💎💖🍏
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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. 💸
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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 💪👊🙌!!
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#shibori #naturalindigo #naturaldye #tiedye #indigodye #naturaldyes #indigovat #slowtextiles #plantdye

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🔮👑🌲The Apophyllite Quilt 🌲☀️☯️
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Still obsessed with half square triangles over here. And that King's Dash Block I've been playing with. ••••••••••••••••
Special thanks to Kristinian M. Edmiastonicus for quilt holding and matching bicycle prop. ••••••••••••••••
#theapophyllitequilt #apophyllitequilt #kingsdashquilts #satterwhitequilts #apophyllite

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