Quilt Inspiration

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When I had to move out of my old apartment I had to leave a few things I loved behind, one of them being our bed quilt that I made for Luke one Christmas. It was the Denyse Schmidt Big Zig quilt made up in navy, medium grey and gold. That thing took quite a beating over the years having two different cats and a pug terrorizing it but it served me well. I hope Luke is still using it because that thing rocks but it’s time for me to move on and make a quilt of my own. I actually want to make 2 quilts, a bed quilt and a Pia Wallen-esque throw quilt for the back of a couch. Something you should know about me – I am a serious sucker for a throw blanket. I’ve been pinning quilts that catch my eye lately and so far my number one contender is the Denyse Schmidt Point Me quilt, though I don’t think I’m enough whatever it is that allows you to have a white quilt on your bed. I just look at that and see dusty cat prints or whatever on it but I love the white so much! I probably won’t start on this project for a while still but it’s fun looking around.

Do you guys have any favorite quilt designers I should check out? I like things to be clean and modern (you probably knew that already) and I feel like I’m pretty out of the quilt loop. Help a girl out with some awesome recs!

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19 Responses to Quilt Inspiration

  1. ooh those quilts are nice, the arrows are very cool but i also really like the way the back of the Celine Kim one looks a like little bricks! I’ve never made a quilt but i have plans to knit a long throw to go across the bottom of my bed to keep my always cold feet a bit warmer – thinking knit/lab’s nomad (http://www.kieranfoley.com/knit_lab_nomad.html) in something heavier than lace

  2. Sara says:

    have you fallen down the rabbit hole that is Fresh Modern Quilts? http://www.flickr.com/groups/freshmodernquilts/ there’s lots and lots of inspiration there.

  3. sewbussted says:

    The Point Me quilt is beautiful. A wonderful modern take on a very traditional pattern.

  4. teresa v says:

    im in the same boat with the white quilt. i started a denyse schmidt single girl quilt top with a white background and then two months later a black lab pup decided to come home with me. no white quilt could survive his fur and paw prints so i put it away unfinished. good luck with your quilting!

  5. Steph says:

    I you love the quilt, just go for it and use a different background color. I think the colors in the points would pop beautifully against a mid-grey or charcoal, or any other dark color.
    Modern Log Cabin Quilting http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Log-Cabin-Quilting-Patchwork/dp/030758657X has some great simple/modern quilts.

  6. jessica says:

    I like to look here …
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/browse_dept_items.asp?Shopper_id=615319118436153&Store_id=499&page_id=17&Sub_Department_ID=2963&categ_id=2963&parent_ids=&page_no=1&sNode=&Exp=Y&Search_Dept=&Search_Text=

    but since there are sooooo many of them, I first check the top selling patterns to narrow my selection …
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/best-selling-downloadable-quilt-patterns.asp

    there are like a tonne of them to choose from, I’m sure you can find one (or two, or ten lol) that you like …
    (and maybe, like me, get overwhelmed and confused which pattern to choose … oops …)

    HTH :)

  7. Andrea says:

    I would suggest checking out http://www.filminthefridge.com/ Ashley has some pretty awesome modern quilts as well a “how tos” on her blog. Another great quilting blog with modern patterns and tips/techniques is Elizabeth Hartman’s “Oh Frasson” http://www.ohfransson.com/ Have fun looking, pinning and finally making!

  8. Michelle says:

    I’ve never made a quilt. But, I find myself eyeballing all sorts of gorgeous quilt projects on pinterest. I’m nearly ready to give it a try. The Point Me quilt you have pictured is amazing. Do you do your own quilting or take the topper somewhere to be attached?

  9. jessica says:

    forgot to say,
    I like cluck cluck sew patterns http://www.cluckclucksewpatterns.com/
    and if you check the blog, they have lots of quilting tips and tutorials …

  10. Olga says:

    I really like all the inspiration quilts that you posted! Despite the fact that I’ve been sewing for about 8 years, I’ve never even considered making a quilt until very recently — mostly because I wanted to make a “cool blanket” for my baby’s bed. I know this is not a patchwork quilt, but I saw this on Elly’s pinterest board and filed away the link for “possible future quilting project”: http://pinterest.com/pin/261068109620289009/ If I make a quilt, it’ll probably be one like this. I really like grey and orange color combination, but might do blue/grey (love the Celine Kim quilt that you posted!)

  11. Adrienne says:

    I am not a quilter (hopefully one day), but I like some of the modern log cabin styles where the pieces are stitched at angles instead of perfectly straight. It feels more achievable for me (a non-quilter). And – I finished my Moss skirt! I love how it turned out. You can see pics at my blog…thanks for a great pattern!

  12. Gail says:

    I’m seconding Andrea’s suggestion for Oh Fransson! (http://www.ohfransson.com/) I also took Elizabeth Hartman’s two Craftsy classes, and learned a lot.

    While I don’t always love her quilt designs, I do love Anna Maria Horner’s fabric designs, and I’m currently making her Feather Bed Quilt: http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/2012/08/out-sewing-in-my-field.html

  13. You could just grab some graph paper and design your own! That’s what I did with the cross quilt–I just decided how big I wanted the squares and then sketched it out. It was really simple. You should definitely look at Modern Log Cabin Quilting and the Flickr groups associated with them. I love Denyse Schmidt too, but we’ve talked about that :)

  14. I’ve never sewn a quilt but if your quilts are anything like your clothing, especially the polka dot skirt using IKEA fabric, it will be amazing!

  15. gingermakes says:

    Oh, wow, these are gorgeous! I don’t have the patience for quilting, but luckily I’m really spoiled– my mom is a quilter, so I have something like four handmade (hand-quilted!!) quilts!

  16. sallie says:

    I love these quilts! Such great inspiration! I saved ALL these fabric scraps from our wedding bunting with the idea that I would turn it into a quilt (how sentimental!) and they’ve been sitting in a bag in my sewing closet for the past 2 years. Boo. I somehow just can’t work up the enthusiasm to start cutting allllll those leeettle pieces! Maybe if you start you can help push me towards my goal!! I’m really in love with that “point me” quilt too – so perfect!

  17. Jessica says:

    I just found a bunch of black and white printed cotton fabrics that I stashed away who knows how long ago and I’m itching to do a bit of quilting, too. Can’t wait to see yours!

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