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Libs Elliott

TECHNOLOGY + TRADITION. MAKING DIGITAL CODE INTO PHYSICAL QUILTS.

A Project for Playground Inc.

"Playground Inc.", "bright", "code", "color", "colour", "cotton", "cushion", "joshua davis", "kona", "libs elliott", "modern", "paper piecing", "processing", "quilt", "quilting", "random", "robert kaufman", "stitching"Elizabeth Elliott
This September, Playground Inc., a digital creative agency based here in Toronto, approached me to do some pieces for them due to the fact that I combine coding with quilting. It was the perfect fit. It's the first time I've worked with a client who really understands both the technical and the creative part of what I do.

They have a beautiful, open-concept space way up high in downtown Toronto. The natural light, not to mention the view, is stunning. Having an extensive background in agency life, I understand how important it is to make agency spaces edgy yet comfortable. I love that Playground Inc. seek out local talent to contribute to their space.  That talent includes notable artists such as Mike Parsons of Hey Apathy! and RUNT (see: Lee's Palace mural).

We decided to go with five cushions for their lobby/lounge area that would stand out in the five Playground Inc. brand colours. Using the Processing code developed by Joshua Davis, I added a few new graphics into the mix and came up with five random designs. I built new templates to paper-piece each cushion, assembled them all and quilted each one differently.



I think everyone was happy with how they turned out and now the peeps at Playground Inc. can take a more comfortable break once in a while.