As darker days approach we have a natural urge to cosy up at home with our latest patchwork project for company. In fact, several members of team LPQ are marvelling at how quickly our EPP long-term-WIPs are coming together as a result!
It’s not just those slow stitching quilts that are keeping us busy – we’re planning new projects for the coming season too (watch this space for FPP candy canes!). And when it comes to creating an Autumnal cocoon to foster our creative plans, we’re turning to Gudrun Sjödén’s home textiles for inspo. Shop their latest collections with home-sewn touches and an eco ethos over at www.gudrunsjoden.com/uk.
They’re shared 3 ways to use hand-stitched homewares and folk-inspired décor to create a cosy creative space this Autumn…
1. Create a favourite corner for snug evenings
We’re talking hand crafted cushion covers printed with folky motifs in warm colours.
Get the look: take a peek at their Estella and Folia designs (Estella pictured above).
2. Dress up your kitchen for seasonal feasts
You’ll need fuel if you’re planning a hibernating quiltathon session, so take a moment to give your dining area a spot of TLC too.
Get the look: We love Gudrun’s place mats in a sumptuous array of colours.
3. Give a warm welcome
Whether you’ve got a spacious hallway or teeny doorstep, treat your home’s entrance to an autumn update.
Get the look: with this sweet ‘Squirrel’ doormat in muted and welcoming tones.
The Gudrun team have visited four different homes to decorate and shoot their new HOME range – take a look at www.gudrunsjoden.com.
Date for the diary:
To celebrate the fruitful season, Gudrun are throwing an APPLE DAY party in their London Store later this month, with live music from the Gudrun Sisters, seasonal treats and yummy apple cakes from their local Swedish bakery. If you’re a UK quilter based in the South East, check it out on Saturday 21 October.