love and a quilt

for a few weeks now i have been working on a quilt for my brother. i am at the finish line, so in typical fashion, i am already dreaming up my next one. i am not a quilter by any means, i just pretend to be one. my quilts usually end up with some wonky shapes and seam puckering, but it's all done with love, right?

when i was in london last fall, i bought this screen printed "LOVE" towel from a craft fair. it has been hanging around my studio for months because i have been afraid to use it for fear of ruining it. then i had a moment of inspiration...

i would pair it with these beautiful anna maria horner fabrics and make a quilt.

i get a bit obsessive mapping things out, so i whipped this up in illustrator. each color block represents a specific fabric and i am so excited to see how it all comes together. and, since i am always up for a challenge, i will be attempting to hand quilt this one. no machines allowed!