design studio - Elle Colquitt

a journey of exploration, discovery, and surprise

As a textile artist, I love working with a variety of different fabric types and weights. The challenge is in finding patterns and textures that will work together within the small scale of the design. Free-motion stitching highlights the elements within the composition. Embellishment with trims, beads, and other found objects adds a characteristic uniqueness to each piece. 

These designs are available as note cards printed from my original textile artwork.

They are also lovely as prints. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing prints. 

textile art gallery


the picket fence pattern collection

For over a decade, I designed art quilts and self-published over 100 patterns through my company, The Picket Fence. I traveled across the country to teach and exhibit at trade and retail shows. Although I am no longer actively designing under The Picket Fence, patterns are available in limited quantities. Below are a few of the favorites.

For those of you that are familiar with my patterns, and would like to add to your collections, I also have limited quantities of patterns in the Yesteryear and Parlor Cake Collections. Send me an email if you need help finding a pattern.

Patterns include detailed step-by-step instructions, pattern pieces are full-sized, and come with a complete set of placement guides.

These patterns are available to quilt stores at wholesale prices. Please contact me for details.


afternoon tea in the garden

This charming 12-block quilt features a lovely collection of tea and floral designs. Make the featured 50″ x 59″ quilt or choose your favorite blocks to design a smaller version; create placemats and napkins; a tea valance; or to frame a series of designs. Pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions for fusible web applique, full-sized patterns and complete set of placement guides.

$45 for complete set of 13 patterns (includes border pattern)

afternoon tea in the garden


applique sew dear

A beautiful 92 page soft-bound book with full color photo gallery. Featured quilt, A Legacy Sew Dear is 42″ x 45″. Other projects include: framed vintage sewing machine, dressmaker’s jacket, sewing tote, sewing bird valance, sewing machine cover, chatelaines and pin cushions, and an armchair sewing caddy.Techniques include stitch-n-turn and fusible web applique. Features full-sized patterns and a complete set of placement guides.

$15


applique sew dear


rosebuds and baby's breath

A sweet bouquet of baby charms! This delicate heirloom baby quilt is appliquéd using stitch-n-turn applique. Each block can be finished individually or sewn into the featured 48″ x 54″ quilt. Pattern includes detailed step-by-step instructions for stitch-n-turn applique, full-sized patterns and complete set of placement guides.

$35 for complete set of 9 patterns


rosebuds and baby's breath

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