Meet the talented Sarah from Piccolo Studio. Follow her on Instagram and visit her Etsy Shop. Sarah’s quilt was made with Sis Boom’s newest line, Nostalgia. NOW in stores. Check your local fabric/quilt store for availability.
My studio is on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South of Adelaide in South Australia. It is home to some of the most spectacular beaches, wineries and scenery. I live there with my husband Peter and 3 children Abby, Cooper and Hannah all of whom helped with my beach photos (hence the little fingers and toes you can see peeking out under the quilt).
I have never really considered myself a quilter, more a lover of beautiful fabrics. I strongly believe that everyone in the world should own one fabulous thing that is beautiful, practical and made just for them. Fabric is my medium of choice because I love the tangibility of it, it holds memory and smell and can physically comfort when needed. Quilts eventually became a natural way for me to make beautiful things that fitted in with my beliefs, and I haven’t looked back since my first one over 9 years ago. My work will always be about the fabric first though – no fancy piecing here! I love using simple shapes and basic fussy cutting to make quilts that are beautiful because the fabric is beautiful, not because, I as a quilter, am technically brilliant. I love working with beautiful florals,they remain my first true love and it is why I was so excited to see Nostalgia by Jennifer Paganelli. I have a desire to use fabric and not have it sitting on a shelf to look at although cutting into beautiful ranges can be difficult! I need to know I have exactly the right pattern in mind before I start. I have a real passion for handmade and what it represents for me and my family.
Finally I also have a passion for colour and pattern, life should be as full of it as possible! My favourite part of my job with Piccolo Studio is always the custom orders, and I love working with families to create the perfect nursery or bedding set. My mama throws are becoming more and more popular too which is a joy because it is lovely seeing a mum spoiling herself. I always try to work with classic fabrics that wont limit or date so they can be loved forever.
Now about my Nostalgia quilt – I have used every fabric in the range and I love how it turned out. I used the Fat Quarter Fizz pattern (free to download) by the Fat Quarter Shop and had her long arm quilted by Quilting in the Vines, a business local to me. The backing is a perfect pink damask and I have machine bound in a mint fabric I had in my stash.
Photos were taken by me with the help of my 3 children at our gorgeous local beach, in Port Willunga. It is such a beautiful place and I took the photos about an hour before sunset, in my very last photo you can see the light hitting the water, it is a truly spectacular place to visit.