Monday, November 21, 2011

Simple, stylish holiday quilts

In the midst of the holiday hubbub it can be difficult to keep things simple. This year we decided to share 8 different quilts that embody beauty in simplicity.  As Frank Lloyd Wright said: "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." 

Royaltry, 39 x 47", in Black & White and Pieced All Over, by Kay M. Capps Cross at Cross Cuts Quilting

Is there anything more elegant than black and white, or more simple than this edgy pine tree?  This quilt would look beautiful in silk or in Kona cottons. One reviewer on Amazon sums it up: "I like the use of black and white, usually with one other accent color. There's something very appealing about the crisp contrast this provides."

Kay M. Capps Cross is an expert in black-and-white quilts, and we love her contemporary style. Her books and patterns are designed for stress-free foundation piecing... which is exactly what we need at this time of year.

Image credits:  The image is shown with the generous permission of Kay M. Capps Cross.   To browse and purchase individual patterns please visit her website, Cross Cuts Quilting. You also can find Kay at her Facebook page.


  1. I know I'm going to love this series!

    I remember seeing Kay's books a few years ago, but haven't kept up with what she has been doing. Thanks for reminding me :)


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