pull up a chair… for the stacked seating quilt


I know you all already know how much I love Laurie Wisbrun’s wonderful fabric designs. I’ve had the opportunity to make a couple of quilts for Laurie in the past, and I was absolutely thrilled when she asked me to make a quilt out of her newest fabric line, Tufted Tweets. You’ve seen previews of the new line, right? (check that link if you haven’t — it’s gorgeous!) It’s being produced by Robert Kaufman and will be arriving in stores in the next couple of weeks. I’m particularly taken with this line, since it includes the birdies on chairs print, which is one of Laurie’s original prints that I absolutely fell in love with. Chairs on fabric? Love it! Sofas on fabric? Love that too! And especially in these bold and fun colors!

So anyway, after just admiring the fabrics for a while, I set to work trying to come up with a design to feature them. Laurie really liked the Postcards quilt, so I did a little spin on that one, this time going for longer vertical strips of wonky rectangles.

I made two versions – a crib sized quilt using the sorbet colorway, paired with some great solids in yellows, oranges and browns –


and the back…


and a larger throw, with the two remaining colorways, orchid and grass, paired with solids in shades of greens, blues, purples and grays –


and the back…


I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that the larger quilt is headed for Quilt Market! (If any of you will be attending and might be able to snag me a photo, that would be much appreciated!). A huge thank you once again to Laurie for letting me create another fun quilt, and another huge thank you to the folks at Robert Kaufman for providing the fabrics, coordinating everything, and posting these quilts on their site. I couldn’t be happier to see them there!


The second fun piece of news is that a pattern is currently being written for this quilt and will soon be available as a free download through the Robert Kaufman site. (On their site it goes by the name ‘Unfurnished’, though I’ve thought of it as ‘Stacked Seating’ for so long that I can’t seem to make the switch!). I will be sure to let you know when it’s available! Available for download here!


And the last piece of fun news is fun for you. Do you love this fabric? Would you like to win some? Robert Kaufman has generously donated some of Laurie’s new Tufted Tweets fabric and Laurie is giving it away over on her blog. Head over here to enter for a chance to win some fantastic fabric!

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58 Responses to pull up a chair… for the stacked seating quilt

  1. 1
    Shannon says:

    Thank you for designing such a beautiful quilt. I can’t wait to make one for myself!

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    whatupduck says:

    WOW Ashley, those are beautiful! Once again, your design work is fabulous!

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    Valerie in CS says:

    I stumbled onto this quilt a week or so ago on RK and was so disappointed to be told I have to wait until after Market for the pattern! Patience is becoming a virtue… *grin* I loved your original “Postcards” and this take is equally stunning.

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    Julie says:

    Can’t wait for the pattern!

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    Audrie says:

    Gorgeous! I love both colourways… so different but both are so beautiful!

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    amy says:

    Fantastic quilt!! Can’t wait for the fabric and the pattern! Congrats!

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    Raven says:

    Ashley!!!! That is sooooo exciting!! I love the quilts and am sooooo happy for you! Quilt Market – You rock 🙂

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    Zarina says:

    I love the how it looks. I bet if we make it in a man-colorway, it will go a long way.

    Can’t make for the tutorial (as if I have no plans for my next quilts).

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    Laurel H. says:

    Fabulous quilts (as always!), beautiful fabric line, and congrats on having your piece used in Quilt Market!

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    mindy t says:

    I cant wait for the pattern. Just beautiful.

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    Angie says:

    Three chairs, . . . . . . I mean, “THREE CHEERS” for you for creating these stunning quilts. Congrats on your well deserved accomplishments!

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    You know how much I heart you and your designs Ashley. And I love the quilts beyond measure. THANK YOU for creating another breathtaking quilt with my fabric. And I agree with Angie! Three chairs to you!!! I’m so happy to see your work getting such broad scale visibility through RK!! 🙂

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    Kristin says:

    Oh I love both of these! I must say it seems like you sew a new quilt everyday. 🙂

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    Nikki says:

    I just LOVE that second quilt – the colors are fantastic together. Lucky you to get your hands on this fabric early!!

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    Madeleine says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I can’t wait for the pattern to come out!! Thank you! 🙂

  17. 17

    Ashley…they are both too gorgeous, although…that blue one has my name written all over it. I don’t know if I would’ve fallen for that fabric if I had not seen these two wonderful quilts (u totally have me sold, she couldn’t have picked a better person to display her fabrics so perfectly). The colors look so lush and bright… I will definatly be ordering some as soon as it comes available.

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    Amber says:

    WOW! The quilts are amazing Ashley – you did such a great job showing off the fabrics – love the pattern…how exciting for you!

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    Melanie C says:

    Love this! I’m so excited for the pattern…I’m a pattern girl 🙂

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    holly p says:

    Great quilt design, can’t wait for the pattern!

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    whitney says:

    I love, love, love these quilts! You did an amazing job showcasing her gorgeous fabrics while staying totally true to your unique aesthetic. Great photos, too!

  22. 22
    Annie says:

    I just love it. I knew as soon as i saw the line some awesome/crafty person (you!!) would put it to wonderful use. I am on a mission to get the line as soon as it’s available.

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    kate says:

    Love the quilts, the layout showcases the fabrics beautifully!

  24. 24
    Theresa says:

    You are so clever Ashley. These are seriously lovely quilts. Gorgeous!

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    Munaiba says:

    Ashley these are lovely. And that orchid colourway is really something!

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    susyd9 says:

    Blown away again! Ashley, your work is amazing!! I LOVE Laurie’s lines and your design ideas dance through my head all night. Thank you!!

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    What a perfect design for those fabulous chair fabrics — which I adore! Well done!

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    Annalia says:

    I love it – the fabric…the quilt…your lake (I’m slightly jealous)….everything.

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    Terri says:

    I love them both! I love that the strips are bigger on these two. They look like they are floating with the white in between. How exciting that they are going to Quilt Market. They will be a great way to show off the fabrics.

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    Melanie moraites says:

    Omgosh! They are both so beautiful. How does one choose? Thanks for these beautiful quilts.

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    Deb C. says:

    Heeeello. Did I hear from a little bird you may be giving some Tufted Tweets fabric away in the near future? I love the way you seem to have a carefree way of putting fabrics together and have them always come out amazing and with a very pulled together color scheme!!!

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    Colette says:

    As always your quilts are stunning! I can’t wait to make this throw for my living room. Thanks for creating a free pattern so we can make one too =0)

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    Marcia W. says:

    Really like the clean lines of this quilt with tufted tweets. Thank you for sharing the photos. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    Brittany says:

    LOVE them! Your work inspires me.

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    Krista says:

    Oh I can’t wait for the pattern! It’s so beautiful!

    BTW I’m having a swap/block exchange. If you or anyone you know is interested, please send them to my blog!!

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    Tracy says:

    Ok, I finally have to come out from lurking to make a comment. I’ve been following your blog for over a year now, and honestly you are the reason that I decided to learn how to sew. I was so intrigued by the idea that sewing and quilting could be modern, and you do it beautifully. I have been searching flickr for a while now to find inspiration for a baby quilt to make for our first baby due in July. I saw this one, and clicked on it without looking at the name, and of course, it was another one of yours! I can’t believe there’s going to be a pattern, FOR A CRIB QUILT, and free to boot. It must be fate! Thank you so much, and keep up the fantastic work. You’re doing so much to keep the art of sewing alive in the younger generations. Sorry to gush, I’ll stop now. 🙂

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    Sophia says:

    You are killing me Ashley!!! These are beautiful!!! THAT FABRIC!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some, love the colors!!!!

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    Kate Conklin says:

    love love love these quilts. Just stunning. My new favourite. Well done Ashley!! Such a great blend of Laurie’s beautiful fabrics and the kona cotton solids.

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    Lorraine says:

    I absolutely love that blue/grey quilt , the fabrics are fantastic .
    I’ll be hanging out for the pattern .

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    Violet Craft says:

    GORGEOUS! I will be at market and I will absolutely try to get some good shots for you. I love the orchid and grass. Does that happen to be Kona coal?

  44. 44

    Gorgeous! I really really like those chairs — and your quilt design for them

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    cecilia says:

    Congratulations on a grat design. I loved the red orange one specially.

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    dana says:

    i like the purple best. which is weird because i dont love purple. but THIS purple speaks to me!! i want a quilt!!

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    jaybird says:

    beautiful quilts!! i’ll be sure & snap some photos for you!

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    Samantha says:

    Loved this quilt and it’s modern look:)! I’m in the process of making one now. But I was wandering if you used any interfacing/batting in this masterpiece.

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