The idea for Rustique started over 2 years ago as a tribute to my husband. He is all about the outdoors; Mountains, wildlife and hunting are his greatest passion. I wanted to design a collection that would include some of the common rustic themes that he enjoyed but in a way that was pleasing to me. I chose some of his favorite things: Deer, Antlers and Quaking Aspens, and mixed in some of my favorite geometric elements. The images and motifs are rustic in nature but the contemporary design and vibrant color palette are the perfect combination.
I like to say that Rustique is a little bit Rustic and a little bit Chic. The masculinity of the Rustic sides shows through in Embossed, Adirondack, and Sharktooth.
We feel the femininity of the Chic side with the florals peppered about in Yes Deer and Crosscut. Of course the color palettes differentiate the rustic and chic as well.
One of my favorite prints is Park City. I like to play around with different design elements twisting and turning them to create a secondary image. The "Snowflakes" are the same deer as in the "Trophy" print. Using a hexagon shape gives this print a modern feel, while the touch of wood grain lends itself to the outdoors.
Trophy is my second favorite print. I enjoyed taking one element and mixing it with another. Changing the antlers into branches and adding the leaves and blossoms was one of my favorite creations. I love the tiny bits of color in the blossoms on each print.
What's your favorite print? Maybe my twist on the Chevron or leaves?
The quilt is put together in sections and can easily be broken down into a block-of-the-month/week.
Tuacahn was inspired by an aztec rug I once saw. I've been saving the idea for the perfect fabric and I finally got my chance to make it with Rustique. Once I realized how easy this design would be to piece I got started and didn't stop until it was finished.
Scottsdale is a direct interpretation of a common aztec design and pieces together in a quick and easy way.
I wanted to carry the deer theme into a quilt with Big Game and use fusible applique to create a simple and graphic design.
All of these patterns and more can be found in my online shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/crazyoldladies
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Please tell us which pattern is your favorite and we'll randomly pick one lucky winner who will receive the bundle of Rustique pictured below!
Congratulations to our winner--
Sweet Dreams Quilting who said...
"I love them all but would start with Scottsdale. The fabric line is awesome!"