Cones Quilt

This quilt is an advanced take on curves, using large oval templates to create unique cone shapes. If you’re looking to take on a challenging curve quilt, try this one!

“I've been playing with the Drunkard's Path Block for the last few years but my focus and excitement has recently been on the Oval Drunkard’s Path Block in particular. I often take my templates as a starting point and I am having a world of fun with this latest addition, the ovals.

The Cones came out of a session working on a logo involving tubes and optical illusions. I played with colours dark and light, bright and pale, with the aim of getting the holes moving towards you. The Indah Solids by Me+You were (and will continue to be) a perfect match for me. I wanted the quilting, done by Joë Bennison, to both enhance the movement and soften the big bold blocks so that they were both rounder and smoother. If you get the feeling that one of these cones might roll off and fall on your head then I've succeeded!”
– Jenny Haynes

“The animated version of The Yellow Submarine illustrated by Heinz Edelmann, Mid-century Modern Art, and post-painterly abstractionists like Paul Feely are strong influences with their very graphic shapes and solid blocks of colour. I tend to be drawn to clear and dirty colours mixed with pastels. In fact, you might be able to tell that I've never used a colour wheel in my life! My colours are all me and zero theory but they certainly make me feel good. 

Making this quilt brought me a “hole lotta love” (if you’ll excuse the pun) and there will certainly be no lack of holes, oval or circular, in my future designs.”
– Jenny Haynes


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About the Designer

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Jenny Haynes

A Swedish exile having spent the previous 18 years in London and Sheffield, Jenny Haynes studied pattern cutting and tailoring in her native Stockholm. Soon after, she followed her passion for fabrics and moved to London to study fashion and textiles at the London College of Fashion. She went on to develop her own label 'Papper, Sax, Sten' (Paper, Scissors, Stone), creating award-winning designs that reflect her many different influences. Her bespoke quilts and furnishings are recognised for their clean and simple, mid-century modern design. Jenny mixes rich colours with pastels and is not scared of a colour clash, often using her trademark curves together with solid fabrics, while remaining faithful to her Scandi' roots.

Jenny's quilts and patterns have been published in numerous magazines, and two of her quilts won awards at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville. When Jenny isn’t designing her curvy and quirky quilt patterns, she teaches at the V&A as well as giving talks and workshops for guilds and textile venues in the UK and abroad.

Find out more about Jenny at pappersaxsten.com.


Photos by Austin Day / Styling by Lauren Day