For the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on a very special commission for House of Hackney
and we’re so SO excited to be able to share it with you now!
We were asked by HoH to create a quilt using their new William Morris fabric collaboration. This collection is honestly the dream, they’re two of our favourite ever print houses and the prints are all incredible. HoH chose a selection of classic Morris prints including Blackthorn and Peacock and Dragon and reworked them to create something slightly bolder and more maximalist than the originals, seriously amazing!
We were sent most of the prints in most of the colour ways to design our quilt with. We grouped the prints into different colour ways then decided to create a chevron striped design. We also pulled one classic House of Hackney print, Tigre, out to add into our yellow stripe. We like how it adds a slightly wild and more modern edge to the Morris prints.
After cutting out by hand all of our diamonds, we laid out the design then began to sew in diagonal strips. All of the fabrics are velvet which poses a bit of a challenge when piecing a quilt together, the seams are bulky and you have to be super careful not to damage the pile. Despite the slight difficulties we loved creating this quilt and made surprisingly few mistakes, before long we’d sewed up the whole of the front.
The zig-zag edges were squared off to create a rectangle then we layered it up with batting and backing and stitched on the binding. We chose a cream cotton for the back and a grey for the binding. After a couple of weeks we were done!
House of Hackney are now auctioning the quilt on eBay to raise money for Crisis so you can cosy up with it whilst also providing some warmth for others this Christmas. It’s a complete one-off and (we think) beautiful, so get bidding! We’re sad to see it go but don’t have a spare £600+ to splash out on it. Perhaps we’ll have to make another…