whip up mini quilts

April 29th, 2010

I have to take a break from the kids clothes week programming to show you these quilts. I made these a loooong time back when Kathreen from whip up asked me if I’d contribute to an art quilt book she was putting together.  Of course I said yes, even though the last quilt I made was almost 3 years go. Well, now the book is out and April has been quilt month over at whip up to celebrate.  I haven’t actually seen the real book yet, but I’ve seen all the projects inside and not only are they beautiful, they are made by some of my favorite people too.

I think I heard “art” more than “quilt” when she first asked me and so I made a quilt specifically to hang on the wall (I was thinking more in a frame than with tape at the time, but whatever). I wanted a modern landscape and thought powerlines crisscrossing the sky would make a nice patchwork. I could have made (and you can, if you make it!) the fabrics look like the actual horizon, but I went all arty and actually really like how it came out. The piecing of the little quilt does take some time and I didn’t want people to be put off by that, so I made another quilt with the same design only without any patchwork–a whole cloth quilt.

My favorite part of these quilts is the piped binding. I like how it frames the quilt and is just barely there. I know it’s a little hokey, but I also like how the binding is a little like a wire. These quilts have been gone for a long time and it’s nice to have them home again.  I was just sitting back that whole time while Kathreen was working her patootie off.  She did an amazing amount of work to put this beautiful book together and now I should get my butt to a book store to see it for real.

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40 Responses to whip up mini quilts

  1. April says:

    those are some really beautiful little quilts! love them.

  2. Anna says:

    I was perusing the sewing and quilting at Barnes and Noble last night and actually had this book in my hands for a while! Now I kid of regret not snatching it up.

    I love your pieces- they’re beautiful.

  3. allison says:

    those are amazing!

  4. Kerri says:

    I also looked at the book (but didn’t buy it, though I will when I’m not on a student budget!), anyway, this picture of your quilts was one of my favorites! Great work!

  5. Oh wow. Those are so beautiful. Congrats!

  6. beki says:

    meg, these are stunning!

  7. I love those so much that I hardly know what to say. Wow.

  8. mon ami says:

    I love these so much. The detail, the colour palette, the pair of them side by side, the piping border – all amazing!

    Well done and thanks for sharing

  9. Ali says:

    I am in love with the whole cloth version – just beautiful.

  10. britt says:

    very cool. love the colors in those two quilts.

  11. jess says:

    I love these! I am totally inspired!

  12. erin says:

    meg, these are amazing. a-maz-ing!

  13. Chantal says:

    Those are so beautiful! I feel like I need to step up my quilting skills now.

  14. Heather says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  15. Krista says:

    These are so beautiful. You did an amazing job!

  16. Erika says:

    Simply lovely!

  17. CitricSugar says:

    I flipped through the book the other day when I was not supposed to be cruising the bookstore. Saw those ones and wondered who was so talented but had to leave in a hurry and didn’t get to check.

    Now I HAVE to buy it. Beautiful work!

  18. dorie says:

    so great. I love the colors all mixed into the sky.

  19. Beth says:

    love them! I really need to go check out that book now! I love how the whole cloth one, with the tiny binding is so simple, but perfect.

  20. Anne Marie says:

    Your mini quilts are beautiful. I love how the stitches are like drawn lines in combination with the patches. Beautilful!

  21. Daria says:

    very artistic quilts, love them!

  22. madebymegs says:

    I love the looks of these mini quilts. They are so simple but yet so chic :)

  23. Alix says:

    I have to declare that yours are my favourite in the book. They work so beautifully together, like a negative and its print. I just got mine returned in the post yesterday and it feels almost like someone else made it, “did I do that?”
    I’m enjoying your kids clothes from afar.

  24. samlamb says:

    wow – both are stunning. simply stunning.

  25. MelanieO says:

    Fantastic! I love them both, I think they look great as a pair. I’ve seen the book twice now & flipped through it, it’s definitely on my short list of books to get. I really love the quilts she chose. And yours are stunning!