Crafts Sewing

Not Your Grandma’s Quilt

May 27, 2010

When you say the word quilt many things come to mind: grandmothers, olden days, heck, even toilet paper. Yet modern and cool aren’t usually two things that are generally correlated with quilts or quilting, though perhaps unfairly so. There are a wide range of quilts out there that will match a more modern style of decor while embracing the traditional aspects of the craft as well. Here are a few that are cool, colorful and even fun.

  1. Farm Field Quilt by BooDilly This quilt was inspired by fields and utilitarian blankets.
  2. River Appliquéd and Embroidered Quilt by BooDilly Resembling a children’s storybook illustration, this quilt is simple and cute.
  3. Modern Studio Quilt by BooDillyThis quilt almost looks likes circuitry.
  4. Soft Maps by Emily FischerThese quilts will cost you a pretty penny but they are amazing recreations of real maps.
  5. Cathedral Window Quilt by paper.string.clothThis beautiful quilt mimics a stained glass window.
  6. Swirly Rose Applique by Denyse Schmidt Get a modern take on the “whig rose” pattern with this pricey quilt.
  7. Storm Windows by Jacquie Gering If you’re looking for simple, this quilt blends basic black and white elegantly.
  8. Love Beads Modern Quilt by Mackenzie Daniels You can find the pattern for this quilt in the book The Modern Quilt Workshop.
  9. Modern Rainbow Garden Quilt by TwinfibersThis quilt mixes a latticed framework with cute tree-lined fabrics.
  10. Sunny Tiered Quilt by Molly at PurlBee This quilt is easy to sew and adds a bright layer of modern color to any bedroom.
  11. Modern Munki Munki Martian Quilt by filminthefridgeThe simple patterns and bright colors make this quilt a standout.
  12. M64 by Jimmy McBride This is meant to be a child’s quilt but the stellar inspired design is so amazing it’s perfect for adults too.
  13. Wedding Quilt by Molly at PurlBee– Who wouldn’t want a quilt like this as a wedding gift? Visit the site and you’ll learn how to make your own.
  14. Donkey Kong Quilt by Carolina Patchworks Even nerds have a quilt to love with this great work.

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  • Reply Jen May 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I think I am going to attempt to make a zig zag quilt.

    • Reply Christina Laun May 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

      Yeah, it seems pretty easy so long as you measure everything carefully. I might think about making one too, in different colors. I haven’t been able to find any duvets I like.

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