If you're a fan of all things homemade (especially sweet treats!), you'll love Cherry Guidry's new Kitchen Love collection for Contempo. Scroll down to read more about her inspiration and see the patterns available using these fun prints.
Where did the idea for Kitchen Love originate?
I had been wanting to make a furniture or house-themed line and the kitchen was the first thing I thought of. It’s all about heart and home. Home is important to me. It’s the place where everyone gets together, shares their lives.
Tell us about some of the kitchen items included in these prints.
A lot of the stuff you’ll find in my kitchen. I have a white stand mixer and I just love it. I thought I needed an aqua one because I love aqua—this collection seemed like the perfect place to get an aqua one without buying one.
The little timer and the scale—I have ones just like them.
I like tea, so I included tea pots and tea cups.
How did you develop your color palette?
Of course aqua/turquoise always makes it in. But I also wanted to incorporate a little more deeper color. One of the main prints and one of the word prints have a black background. I still used the lighter colors too, and they coordinate with previous lines. Some of the beaded circles are the same colors as in Sunday Ride, and then we added in a few new colors—red and fuchsia. These darker colors provide options for a more traditional feel to your quilt.
Tell us about all these fun coordinates!
I created the scallop looking print to look like stacking plates.
My husband thinks the daisy print looks like candy corn.
I love word prints—I was excited to include it here. I looked for cute fonts and incorporated words having to do with the kitchen and backing, and then added in items from the other prints, like the spoon and rolling pin.
What’s your favorite print?
The apron print. I love how it turned out with the shadowing effect behind the aprons. I made a little wall hanging with aprons in it. I got onto an apron kick. And of course the panel for this collection is an apron.
Cherry designed "Just Eat Cake" as a free quilt pattern available on our website.
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These three patterns are available for purchase from Cherry's website:
"Kitchen Love," a themed sampler quilt full of fun appliques
"Tea Time," a table runner and two small wall quilts
"Live Simply," a wall quilt a small quilt, and placemats
Click here to see the entire Kitchen Love collection.
Click here to find out more about Cherry and purchase her quilt patterns.
Click here to read Cherry's post about her Kitchen Love Quilt Market blog post.
Click here to find Cherry's free quilt pattern.