At Quilt Market last fall, I got to meet Patrick and Christine from Quilty Box, and learn about their awesome quilt subscription box company. I loved the fact that they scout out cool new fabric designers, artists and bloggers to work with, and thought the concept of delivering new fabrics, tools and patterns to quilter’s doorsteps each month was pretty brilliant. What a great way to introduce quilters to new designers, and challenge them with fresh patterns! In January, I got an email from Patrick inviting me to curate the April Quilty Box, and that set off a flurry of activity at the Monaluna headquarters. I hadn’t realized quite how BIG they were, and how many bundles would be required (a LOT of bundles!). I decided to include our Simple Life collection, and set about dreaming up a quilt pattern that would harmonize with the fabrics and work for a spring quilt. The result was the Simple Life Tulip Quilt, a graphic, springy floral, and a fun way of working with half square triangles. The pattern is included in the April Quilty Box.
Along with the quilt pattern and a Simple Life fat quarter bundle, this months’ box also includes coordinating So Fine sewing thread, a 3-oz. Flatter spray, and a little Monaluna enamel charm, featuring our Simple Life bears. It’s a pretty fun little bundle! You can buy the April Quilty Box here.
Each month, Sandi over at Crafty Planner interviews the Quilty Box contributor, and I had a really nice chat with her, which went live yesterday. We talked about my creative journey and how I started Monaluna, how I balance life and business, the origin of the Llama Love print, and lots of other things. You can hear the full interview on her blog here.