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Creative Collaboration: Alison Glass Cascade Quilt

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I had the chance to meet the very talented surface designer and quilter Alison Glass while at Quilt Market this past October, where she debuted her new fabric collection Sun Prints 2016. You can imagine my delight when she emailed later that month asking if I'd like to sew with her new line. Needless to say, her new line is absolutely stunning and was the perfect fit for the Cascade Quilt pattern. This is the first time I've made the Cascade Quilt with prints and I am so thrilled with the results.

For those of you in the Dallas area, I'll be teaching the Cascade Quilt workshop at Urban Spools on February 13th. Details about the workshop can be found here. Would love for y'all to join me! xoxo  

Initial K Studio Sun Prints Cascade Quilt
Initial K Studio Sun Prints Quilt
Initial K Studio Sun Prints Cascade Quilt
Initial K Studio Sun Print Cascade Quilt



Cascade Quilt Workshop at Urban Spools

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Initial K Studio Cascade Quilt

Hi y'all! So excited to announce I'll be teaching the Cascade Quilt workshop at Urban Spools on Saturday, February 13th. I'll guide you on color placement and step by step instructions on the construction of the quilt top. Use some stash or indulge in a beautiful new bundle to make this timeless project. This jelly roll friendly quilt is perfect for any quilter who is looking to take his/her skills to the next level!

Nervous about choosing fabric from your stash? No need to worry, as I'll be hosting a fabric selection party at Urban Spools on Saturday, February 8th from 10am to 2pm. Mimosas and snacks will be served, and I'll be there to offer advice about fabrics, color palettes, incorporating prints and more. 

You can signup for the workshop here. Please note, limited spots are available. Hope to see you there! 

Happy New Year Art Print Download

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Initial K Studio Art Prints

Happy New Year y’all! To celebrate the start of 2016, this 8x10 art print PDF is available as a free download. Inspired by my love for the flying geese quilt block, I wanted to explore this pattern in three different color-ways. The yellow color-way is my ode to Robert Kaufman’s 2016 color of the year Highlight, which you can read more about here. Who knows, y’all just might see a new quilt pattern appear in the next few months. Regardless, cheers to a creative, fun-filled 2016! xoxo

HOW TO DOWNLOAD
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© 2016 Initial K Studio, LLC.  For personal use only.

Alaska Y'all - Part 1

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If you follow me on instagram, you knew that September was the month of travel for me. The summer was filled with some not so fun personal stuff and it left me feeling completely tapped out creatively. So when I had a chance to visit a close family friend of mine in Anchorage, Alaska, I jumped on it. Because we all know traveling is the one way to get your creative inspiration back right? Right. 

Day one was a late breakfast at Snow City Cafe followed by biking the coastal trail and then grabbing a much deserved glass of champagne (or two) at the Bubbly Mermaid Oyster Bar.

Then next day was a day tour to Portage Glacier Lake and wildlife watching at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

All I can say is that if you ever get a chance to go to Alaska, go.  xoxo

Free Quilt Pattern - Geometric Bliss

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To celebrate the Geometric Bliss quilt being featured in the Sept/Oct issue of D Home Magazine, I'm launching this as a free quilt pattern in the shop! If you have a chance, please check out this fabulous nursery, curated by the talented Jamie Laubahn-Oliver - it's chock full of beautiful, creative products. Happy Friday friends! xoxo

Quilt Maquettes

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This past week I headed down the to south Texas coast to spend time with my family. Days were filled with early morning walks on the beach, family time with my adorable niece and nephew, and lots of creative sewing. 

Beach

I've been wanting to conduct a quilt study with neutrals and greys and decided that a quilt maquette would be the perfect answer. Luckily, the maquettes came together rather quickly - despite a small mishap with the rotary cutter (documented via instagram).

Initial K Studio Quilt Maquettes

When comparing the two, my graphic design eye is drawn more to the neutrals, as the colors blend rather seamlessly. Overall, I think the dark greys and blacks were too dark to use compared to the lighter greys. Next time, I'll probably use 6 shades of grey, rather than 8 shades.

Initial K Studio Quilt Maquette - Grey
Initial K Studio Quilt Maquette - Grey
Initial K Studio Quilt Maquette - Neutrals
Initial K Studio Quilt Maquette - Neutral

Regardless, it was a great experiment and more than likely will be making a few more maquettes in the near future. My next thoughts are what to do with these samples? Lucite frame? iPad cover? The possibilities are endless. Keep your eye on the shop - more than likely will list them for sale in the near future. Happy Monday! xoxo

Baby Girl Commissioned Quilt

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Had the chance to create this sweet baby girl commissioned quilt for a client a few weeks ago. We raided my fabric stash and decided on a cute whimsical flower print by Alexander Henry for the back of the quilt and then paired Kona Cotton Berry and Carnation for the front. As always, loved how the quilt turned out. Thanks again Alex for this opportunity! xoxo

Initial K Studio Quilt
Initial K Studio Quilt
Initial K Studio Quilt

Baby Boy Commissioned Quilt & Pillow

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It's been a fun filled summer of traveling and sewing, but today I finally had time to sift through my photos from this past spring and realized I never shared with y'all this cute commissioned baby quilt and pillow combo for a baby boy nursery. Absolutely loved this color combo of Kona Cotton Surf and Titanium paired with Carolyn Friendlander's Doe in Sky on the back. xoxo

Initial K Studio Quilt and Pillow
Initial K Studio Quilt
Initial K Studio Quilt & Pillow

West Texas Y'all - Part 2

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After exploring Marathon and Big Bend National Park, we spent the rest of our long weekend in Marfa. We stayed at El Cosmico - they have the cutest airstream trailers, equipped with outside showers, as well as teepees and safari tents. As always, I snapped a few pics around the property with the arrowhead quilt. 

Marfa
Marfa
Marfa
Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt
Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt
Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt
Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt

The rest of the weekend was spent exploring Donald Judd's art installations at the Chinati Foundation, followed by margs at Paisano's, dinner at Maiya's and live music at Padre's.

Marfa
Marfa
Marfa

West Texas Y'all - Part 1

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Last weekend I headed out to West Texas to celebrate a dear friend's birthday Thursday, as well as my own on Friday. We started off spending the night at the lovely Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX. Flowercrowns were worn, margs were consumed, toasts were made and it was the perfect backdrop for the arrowhead quilt! xoxo 

Initial K Studio Marfa Trip
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Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt
Initial K Studio Arrowhead Quilt

The next day we drove out to Big Bend National Park for a bit of hiking. The views were absolutely amazing! Definitely plan on coming back in the near future. xoxo

Big Bend
Big Bend
Big Bend
Big Bend
Big Bend
Big Bend
Big Bend

Arrowhead Quilt PDF Pattern now Available!

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Arrowhead Quilt by Initial K Studio

Friends, I am so happy to let all of you know that the Arrowhead Quilt PDF Pattern is now available for purchase in the shop! It's been a labor of love and I'm so excited to finally have it available.

Arrowhead Quilt by Initial K Studio

Inspired by my time spent in the mountains of New Mexico as a child, this fat quarter friendly quilt is created with Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton solids and features three color-ways -- Berry, Aqua, and Neutral -- in 6 different colors, ranging in hues from light to dark value. 

Arrowhead Quilt by Initial K Studio
Arrowhead Quilt by Initial K Studio
Arrowhead Quilt by Initial K Studio

 Special thanks to my quilty friends for testing this out for me! xoxo Kristi


Around the Studio

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Today I am super excited to share a tour of my studio space. I've posted a few photos on instagram here and there, but I finally had a chance to have it photographed this past weekend by the talented Kurt Griesbach. We used to work together while I was at Corgan, so I was thrilled we had the chance to work together again. Welcome and Enjoy!! xoxo 

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Sewtopia Chicago 2015

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In April I had the chance to attend Sewtopia in Chicago with my mom.

We arrived a day early to explore the sites of the city.  One of my favorites museums to visit is the modern wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The building itself is beautiful and the exhibits are always intriguing.

We met a great group of fellow quilters from all over the country and had a fabulous time learning how to sew curves from Latifah Saafir's Molehill Quilt Pattern. I took my time picking out the colors for the pattern and can't wait to finish this quilt sometime in the near future. 

The next day we learned all about y seams from Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts

The last day I had a chance to go for a run along the lake, followed by brunch with friends at The Gage

The next Sewtopia will be in Atlanta. I'd highly recommend it if you have the chance to attend!