Drunk Love in a Log Cabin
Drunk Love in a Log Cabin is one of four original quilt designs I launched my business with in 1996. I had figured out how to create patchwork improvisationally by studying the work of the artist Nancy Crow – cutting fabric by hand to capture the feeling of a hand-drawn line and assembling fabric pieces without patterns, like a collage with seams. As each block is completed, it is arranged on the wall to influence (or not) the successive blocks. The result is that no two quilts are ever exactly alike—each is an original work of art, design, and impeccable craftsmanship.
DLLC became the "poster child" for my fledgling business. Colorful and fun, it was published in many magazines over the years. The original palette, inspired by a Maira Kalman illustration, became a signature combination over the years. The mix of peach and orangey-red, turquoise, brown and citrus yellow was the starting point for Flea Market Fancy, my first licensed fabric collection in 2006, and a similar palette for a 2001 Aid to Artisan project in Honduras.