When we first came across Esch House Quilts, Debbie Grifka had just revealed a quilt called Ephemeral Elegance. A few months later, the quilt became an award-winner, receiving a blue ribbon in its category at the 2011 AQS show. Often using solid colors and simple shapes, Debbie Grifka's modern, minimalist quilts are fresh and original. Here are a few of her great designs.
Madeline, by Debbie Grifka, at Esch House Quilts
"Madeline" is made with Debbie Grifka's newest pattern, "Spell It Out", which is available in 5 quilt sizes. A full alphabet of letters in upper and lower case are included in the pattern, so you can personalize the quilt by spelling out any text you want in the margin ! The modern baby quilt is shown below. You can read about "Spell It Out" here, and about "Madeline" here.
Shadow Boxes, 60 x 90", by Debbie Grifka, at Esch House Quilts
This bold, graphic quilt with its simple-to-piece shadow boxes would be beautiful in any color scheme, and can even be made with fabric scraps in medium and dark values.
Third Street Quilt, 12 1/2 x 48 1/2", by Debbie Grifka, at Esch House Quilts
Debbie Grifka designed these houses for easy construction. She says: "I have always loved house quilts, but the blocks have too many pieces -- so I simplified mine to just six pieces." In addition to this table runner, you can see a wonderful quilt made with the blocks on the Esch House Quilts blog.
Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of Debbie Grifka at Esch House Quilts.