Started: June 2014
Estimated completion: September 1, 2014
Size: 85″ x 85″
My local quilt guild, Southern Connecticut Modern Quilt Guild (SCMQG), teamed up with Denyse Schmidt, who generously provided us fabric from her upcoming Hadley line for a challenge. Our instructions from Denyse were to either make one of her patterns, or be inspired by one. I was really inspired by Denyse’s photos and description of the new Hadley brand on her website. Before digging in and cutting up fabric, I thought about the women attending the Seven Sisters schools in the 1950s and 1960s and what type of preppy quilts they might have on their dorm beds.
The geometric patterns of many of the Hadley fabrics and the “Ocean Waves” quilt influenced the design of my square (85” x 85”) quilt top shown in the photo below. Going into the challenge, I knew I wanted to find a way to incorporate all of the fabrics in the Hadley collection into one quilt top. I started dividing up the fabrics into mostly warm colors or cool colors (with some exceptions) and began to create large preppy “x”s (5 cool and 4 warm) which then led to one large blue “X”. The title of the quilt is “xoxo, Hadley”.
All of the quilts made by the members of the SCMQG for this challenge will be on display at Christie’s Quilting Boutique beginning on September 11, 2014.
Pattern fabric: Denyse Schmidt Hadley Collection
Solid fabric: Kona Natural
See my quilt (in progress) featured on the Southern Connecticut Modern Quilt Guild blog: