Our Hand Printed Quilt: Part 1

Hand Printed Quilt SquaresLast week, Mallory and I collaborated on a very special quilt! We spent several days hand printing squares. We used masking tape, Washi tape, soft fabric paint and stamps to print dozens of squares. Each one is different, and we had lots of fun printing them up. It's no secret that I love crafts with paint. It was so relaxing and fun to just chat and print squares together. Hand Printed Quilt in ProgressNext, the squares were cut into triangles and mixed in with some our our spoonflower collection and a few basic prints from the fabric store, like polka dots and stripes. We kept with a minimal color scheme so that the crazy mix of prints could shine. 

Stay tuned for part two. Tomorrow we will share photos of the finished quilt and basic instructions to sew your first triangle quilt! xoxo. Elsie 

  • Beautiful! Is the fabric paint similar to say, puff paint? Or is it more of a fabric paint marker? What kind of fabric paint do you use? So inspiring!

  • Wow! What an awesome way to make a quilt even more sweet and personal! My wheels are turning!

  • hey, i’m not much for quilts but i wanted to say happy birthday Elsie!how old r u now
    email me!

  • I love the quilt! You guys are so crafty!



  • I love the handmade prints 🙂 And it is a fantastic Idea to make something personal out of it.

  • I’m so excited to see the final product! This is going to one really special quilt!

    Fang Ting

  • I love patterns and you made it so fun!

    I follow your blog for a couple of years now and i still don’t get bored 🙂

    Have a nice week!


  • That is beatiful! What a priceless work of art that will make. Can’t wait to see the finished item.

    Not sure I’d have enough time to do all of that myself though. :/

  • Brilliant idea – quilts are such personal items, but this takes them to another level!

  • This is so pretty! And to be from your own fabrics and prints is so special 🙂 I can’t wait to see the finished quilt! 🙂 xx


  • Quilts are some of the pieces that perfectly show great work of art. It combines creativity and dedication to come up with something that is truly worth keeping.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELSIE!! I hope you have a wonderful, lovely and awesome day today!! You are so amazingly awesome and have been my biggest inspiration since I was 8 years old, and now I am 14! I have been reading your blog ever since my mum showed me and I LOVE it! Thank-you so much for being such a big inspiration through your amazing blog! Have a wonderful day! Lot’s of love, Emily xoxo

  • I’ve inherited a few vintage quilts, but I’d love to try my hand at making my own! Stop by my blog if you can for my latest- including but not limited to: thrift-store finds, cat print dresses, fresh baked pies, floral crowns, and even a give-away this week!


  • Ooooh I can’t wait to see the finished product! Such a cool idea. I love it!

  • feel curious..i bet it would be great 🙂

  • This is amazing! so clever and how lovely to have something that you’ve seen through the whole process from creating the fabric to the finished product.
    I’m currently trying to make a quilt from some fabric I bought in Ghana and Burkina Faso, all different bright wax prints, I’m just a bit scared to cut into it though!


  • Beautiful! Just the project I’ve been meaning to get around to, you’ve inspired me to get started!


  • Very very nice quills. There are favorites, such as the one with the triangle shapes on it.

  • Wow! That’s awesome, ladies! 🙂


  • I have been wanting a quilt for the longest time and hoped to make my own one day. I love the idea and uniqueness of using printed quilts that have memories behind them! I can’t wait to see the finished product and will have to make my own soon:)

  • Such a beautiful quilt! I especially love the polka dots and black and white triangle prints!

  • Wow! I love the prints and the colours altogether. Especially the Geometric black and white prints. Can’t wait to see the finished thing! 🙂 x

  • Your quilt looks amazing already. My mother has sewn quite a few quilts and I adoreall of them. I’ve recently started sewing myself and I really want to make my own sometime. Can’t wait to see your result!

  • The quilt is such a modern take on the traditional quilt I absolutely love it! x

  • Gorgeous work!! Love all the colours and designs! x
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

  • The prints look amazing as does the quilt, loving the triangles! I’d never thought of using my own printed fabrics as part of a quilt – such an inspiring idea, can’t wait to see the finished thing X

  • Kelly, We used fabric paint so it is machine washable (although I only dry clean my quilts). Testing is never a bad idea, though! 😉

  • Beautiful! I especially love that teal flower print. I’m wondering about the ink running when the quilt gets washed, did you test any squares before sewing or is the paint bleed-proof somehow?

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