Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two-million-view milestone: Part 2

Quilt Inspiration recently hit a major milestone, with over 2 million page views.  We're taking the time to say THANKS to the many talented artists who inspire us all.  Here is Part 2 of our retrospective, with some contemporary quilts we've featured.

Reversible patched pojagi table runner by Victoria Gertenbach

Pojagi stitching, as explained by Victoria Gertenbach,  is a Korean art of seam construction which produces beautiful flat reinforced seams that add to the visual appeal of  works, especially with  bulky denims or delicate thin silks or voiles. For more information see our October 2011 post, Modern Quilting at The Silly Boodilly

Sparkling Spools by Laura Nownes 

We love simple patterns that look spectacular. "Sparkling Spools" is just one of Laura Nownes' Simply Strip Pieced Patterns. For more information see our June 2011 post, Simple Shapes by Diana and Laura.

Walks In the Woods by Frieda Anderson

Frieda Anderson's quilts almost always reflect her fascination with nature, and what she sees on her walks. This quilt celebrates the trees in the woods, with golden sunlight shining through the leaves.  For more information see our 2010 post, Dances with Nature: The Quilts of Frieda Anderson.

Totally Tubular Triangles by Rita Hutchens

We love the contemporary design and colors of this quilt, which is the subject of one of Rita Hutchens' workshops. Her tubular strip-piecing techniques, which are a cross between Seminole and Bargello, are the subject of her book of Totally Tubular Quilts.  For more information see our July 2012 post, Totally Tubular Quilts by Rita Hutchens.

Tiny Town, 17 x 17", by Karen Eckmeier at The Quilted Lizard

Wouldn't it be fun to live in this miniature village with its brilliant hues?  Tiny Town is a collage of small overlapping fabric pieces cut into rectangles, triangles, stair steps, window and door shapes.  For more information see our October 2012 post, The Quilted Lizard: designs by Karen Eckmeier.

Shots and Stripes quilt by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy

The 2013 book Shots and Stripes: 24 New Projects Made with Shot Cottons and Striped Fabrics by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy is the newest of the books that showcase Kaffe's fabulous fabrics. One of the intriguing projects is this contemporary take on the traditional "Lady of the Lake" pattern.  For more information see our April 2013 post, Winner of Kaffe Fassett Quilts: Shots and Stripes.

Paisley by Bruce Seeds

Bruce Seeds' quilts are composed of small triangles that are grouped into hexagons, each hexagon resembling the view through a kaleidoscope. In "Paisley", Bruce created the illusion of a third dimension by placing some of the lighter blocks on top of a black inner border and frame. For more information see our February 2011 post, Seeds of Genius.

Image credits:  Images are shown with the generous permission of the artists.


  1. I love all that use of color. Quite a lot to inspire.

  2. Your blog is aptly named! Congrats on 2 million page views! And thank you for being here. I am always inspired by your blogs.


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