road work mini collaboration with Leah Day

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Quilted by Leah Day. Pattern instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

I first met the lovely and talented Leah Day a couple of years ago when I participating in her free motion quilting class at MQX Quilt Festival—New England. I was super excited to see her again when she visited my Quilt Market booth last fall.

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill and Leah Day in Whole Circle Studio's booth: Fall Quilt Market 2016
Sheri and Leah Day in Whole Circle Studio’s booth: Fall Quilt Market 2016

At Market, Leah proposed that we collaborate on a small project. I would piece a mini quilt, send it to her and she would quilt it.

Earlier this year, I shipped Leah the mini version of my Road Work quilt (pattern available here!) in two colorways.

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Perfect for a kid's bed, a play room or to use at a quilt show. Instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Perfect for a kid's bed, a play room or to use at a quilt show. Instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

I was really interested to see how Leah was going to quilt these minis. Last week, she sent me some progress shots:
Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Quilted by Leah Day. Pattern instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Quilted by Leah Day. Pattern instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Quilted by Leah Day. Pattern instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Quilted by Leah Day. Pattern instructions for 4 sizes. Available at shop.wholecirclestudio.com

Be sure to check out Leah’s blog post and video about quilting Road Work. I’ll also be a guest on Leah’s podcast, Hello My Quilting Friends!, in a couple of weeks.

Road Work, is a quilt that I designed in 2016. I was inspired by a specific crosswalk (see photo below) that I am stopped at daily, not because of pedestrians but because of traffic congestion, while commuting to work. Read more about the process and versions of Road Work here. 

Update (07.03.17):
Leah completed the quilting the second version of my Road Work mini quilt and wrote about the process. Check out photos of the collaboration below and read more about her process on her blog here.
Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Perfect for a kid's bed, a play room or to use at a car show. Instructions for 4 sizes. shop.wholecirclestudio.com Road Work quilt pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill | whole circle studio.Perfect for a kid's bed, a play room or to use at a car show. Instructions for 4 sizes. shop.wholecirclestudio.com

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