Friday, November 9, 2012

Edyta Trunk Show Part 2

 Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is quite an innovative quilter.  First, she created her Applique Silhouettes that can be used for lots of different applique projects.  Many of the applique shapes that she loves are found on these stencil sheets, and you can easily reverse the designs just by turning the stencil over.

She has also designed other stencil shapes, such as the umbrella in Dancing Umbrellas.  Whether you like to applique by hand or with fusibles, her stencils take a lot of time and effort out of the process of tracing the shapes to be appliqued.

Edyta has a fairly new product called Silhouettes, which are precut and prefused shapes that can be mixed and matched for her Spring Bouquet Block of the Month, or for any other applique project.

Her quilt from Rainy Day Trio called Rainy Day Umbrella features maple leaf Silhouettes combined with a larger umbrella shape for a fairly quick and altogether charming quilt.

One of her patterns that is new for this Market is Flower Box, which combines traditional piecing and Silhouettes for a striking quilt that can be completed in a fraction of the time of traditionally hand appliqued quilts.  The pattern, however, includes applique patterns that can be used if you prefer not to fuse your applique.

Edyta's latest innovation is Laseys, which are laser cut "fabric lace", making the applique process even easier.  The blocks are all cut in one piece, and the border pieces are like fine lace, that can be overlapped for whatever length you need.  The Lasey quilt shown here is called Family Tree.

Both Flower Box and Family Tree feature her new fabric line, Paint Box, which should arrive at our shop, along with the Laseys, in April 2013.


  1. I love the bottom two quilts! Will you have these patterns soon?

  2. We have both quilt patterns now, but the fabrics and precut pieces won't be available until April. You can of course use whatever fabric you want--we always have a good supply of Laundry Basket fabric from Moda!