Quilt Inspiration recently hit a major milestone, with over 2 million page views. We're very pleased, and we think it's time to say THANKS to the many talented designers who inspire us all. Join us for a two-part retrospective with a few of the artists we've featured.
'Eye of the Storm' by Peggy Martin is an excellent example of a medallion quilt, where there is one large circular or symmetrical object in the center, surrounded by concentric rings or diamonds which draw the eye inward. For more information on this storm-at-sea quilt, see our March 2011 post, Eye of the Storm.
Surprisingly Red by Jacqueline de Jonge
Beautiful roses, soft pastels and warm reds are brought together in perfect harmony in this stunning quilt pattern by Jacqueline de Jonge. The medallion is surrounded by an undulating wave of skinny New York Beauty points. For more information see our December 2011 post, Christmas around the world: The Netherlands.
Simply Delicious by Rebecca Goldsmith
"Simply Delicious" was the second block-of-the-month pattern at Piece O'Cake Designs and it is still going strong. This classic quilt was inspired by vintage botanical prints from the 1800's. For more information see our August 2012 post, Simply Delicious.
Diamond Wedding Ring by Judy Niemeyer
In Judy Niemeyer's clever Diamond Wedding Ring quilt, the pieced arcs are arranged in a triangle shape, with a star in the center. Judy says that this pattern is great for both the beginner and advanced quilter. For more information see our February 2013 post, Wedding Ring Quilts Part 2.
Memories of Monet by Joen Wolfrom
"Memories of Monet" is a deceptively simple design by color expert Joen Wolfrom. Joen combined
two historic blocks, Summer Winds and Storm at Sea, in an analogous color scheme. For more information see our December 2012 post, Color Play by Joen Wolfrom.
Magnolia Quilt by Sue Spargo
The gracious old homes and flower gardens of Magnolia, Ohio, inspired Sue Spargo to create her enchanting "Magnolia" quilt. Sue's folk-art imagery reflects her multi-cultural background and her fascination with folk
art from around the world. For more information see our September 2010 post, Our Town Part 2.
Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of the artists.