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. erica says:

    These are gorgeous! Well done!

  2. These are really quite lovely.

  3. Ellen says:

    I just got this book the other day and your quilts are beautiful. Just had to chime in here.

  4. The quilts look great! I just got my copy of the book yesterday and I love it. I can’t wait to sit down and really read it.

    Ps thanks for the shout out. You’re so sweet!

  5. Winny win win.
    That grey one needs to fly to my house.

  6. molly says:

    Meg. these just take my breath away. they are amazing.

  7. Van & Nina says:

    your work is really fantastic!

  8. I really love it ! Bravo…

  9. StephD says:

    you are SO good….it makes my heart sing!

  10. tiel says:

    wow. these are incredibly perfect in so many ways.

  11. Anna says:

    I haven’t been this inspired by something in a really long time- they are so beautiful and have a quality I really strive for in my own work.

  12. these quilts are seriously phenom!!! I can’t even begin to express how much I love them!

  13. Beth says:

    I love those quilts. They are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  14. joriel says:

    Gorgeous. I love it when quilting is cool. Beautiful work!