Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week #43: Stacey Lee O'Malley - SLOstudio

Hi everyone! I'm Stacey, from Ottawa - and I'm really excited to be a part of 52 Quilters!

I started making quilts in January 2014, and have been pretty much obsessed since then! My academic background is in science, but I've always been artsy and craftsy - painting, drawing and making things. I think quilt-making satisfies both my analytical and creative sides!

In terms of my style, I am often drawn to modern, geometric designs and using solids, or a mix of solids and prints. I think I oscillate between using very limited colour palettes, and rainbow explosions! (Below is "Polarity" in the snow, then "Cumulative Effect" in the grass!)

As a new-ish quilter, I love trying new techniques to explore all of the ways of putting quilts together! I've tried lots of different things -- from traditional piecing, to English paper piecing...

... to foundation paper piecing - (I have designed some of my own foundation paper piecing patterns, including the one below!)...

... One of my favourite techniques of all is probably improvisational piecing! The quilt below is called "Accumulative Effect" and was displayed at Quiltcon 2016 earlier this year in Pasadena. It includes bits of all of my first 25 quilts. 

I enjoy designing quilt patterns and this year have had a couple published in magazines, which has been really fun! The quilt below is "Ring Road" and is in Issue 11 of Make Modern Magazine.

I've already been sharing more over at @52quilters on Instagram - hope to see you there!

Where you can find me:

Instagram: @slostudio

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful quilts. The depth in Polarity is truly awesome. I'm impressed that you have already completed 25 quilts since 2014. I look forward to seeing more of your work.