behind the scenes: Kona Sunset yoga pant/leggings!

My mission is to enhance people’s lives through beautiful, meaningful design. All types of design—not just quilts!

Check this out! I designed a pair of leggings (also doubles as a high quality Yoga pant!). The printing on the leggings is so incredible—they look like they’re quilted but they’re not!

Kona Sunset Yoga Pants and Leggings. Super comfortable pants that are durable, breathable and perfect for dancing, yoga, the studio and walking around. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio exclusively for Makers' Mercantile.
Kona Sunset Yoga Pants and Leggings. Super comfortable pants that are durable, breathable and perfect for dancing, yoga, the studio and walking around. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio exclusively for Makers' Mercantile.

Seriously! It’s hard to distinguish the printed leggings from the actual quilt!
I designed these yoga pants/leggings exclusively for Makers’ Mercantile. These incredible leggings are totally opaque and are made of a 4-way stretch polyester/spandex blend that conforms to your body in every direction. They move when you move, like a second skin. Durable and breathable, they’re perfect for the dance floor, the yoga mat, the studio or the streets. They are printed and sewn in Seattle, WA on fabric made in Italy and are available in 11 sizes!

***SPECIAL DEAL ALERT! Order before Friday, July 20th and use the code: SHERI20 and get 20% off***


Want to see the leggings in action?

Check out my short video below where I see them in person for the first time, try them on and model them!

Here’s a little bit about the design and my inspiration…

If you’re a regular reader of this blog or follow me on Instagram, you know that I am completely obsessed with Hawaiian-inspired design (you can read more about my obsession here!).

Big Island Blossom by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | Whole Circle Studio. A modern, Hawaiian-inspired quilt.
Big Island Blossom quilt, a Hawaiian-inspired design. Read more about the quilt here.
Sun Salutations, a modern spin on the traditional half square triangle quilt block. A beautiful gradient of solid fabrics lend itself to this Hawaiian-inspired sunrise quilt design. Pattern by Whole Circle Studio.
Sun Salutations quilt pattern inspired by spectacular sunrises on the east coast of Hawaii in Hilo. Pattern available here.

I love working in series or themes, so earlier this year I continued the Hawaiian-inspired theme and did a sunset companion quilt to my Sun Salutations quilt (shown above).  While vacationing on the Big Island of Hawaii a few years ago, I took LOTS of photos, including lots of sunset photos.

To make my modern interpretation of Hawaiian sunsets, I modified the traditional Drunkard’s Path block. Here is my first Kona Sunset quilt:

Kona Sunset, a modern curve Drunkard's Path quilt using solid fabrics. Inspired by Hawaiian sunsets on the Big Island in Kona. Design by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio.

detail of Kona Sunset, a modern curve Drunkard's Path quilt using solid fabrics. Inspired by Hawaiian sunsets on the Big Island in Kona. Design by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio.

I’m currently working on releasing the pattern for other quilters to make. Stay tuned! It will be available in Fall 2018. Want to be the first to know when it’s available? Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter, Three Things Thursday.

In the meantime, head on over to Makers’ Mercantile now and pick up your own Kona Sunset leggings.
(Again, be sure to order before Friday, July 20th and use the code: SHERI20 and get 20% off***)

You’ll want to wear them everywhere—working out, running to the market or dancing the night away!
Kona Sunset Yoga Pants and Leggings. Super comfortable pants that are durable, breathable and perfect for dancing, yoga, the studio and walking around. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio exclusively for Makers' Mercantile.
Kona Sunset Yoga Pants and Leggings. Super comfortable pants that are durable, breathable and perfect for dancing, yoga, the studio and walking around. Designed by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio exclusively for Makers' Mercantile.

By purchasing these amazing leggings, you’re supporting not one, but two small businesses! Your support enables us to design and produce even more beautiful objects that we can offer.

Many thanks!

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