Growing up in my mother’s quilt shop taught me a lot of things: color theory, how to determine grain, and what quality craftsmanship was. My mom is a quilting wiz – just ask anyone who knows her or her three children whose homes and lives are filled with her creations. She produces things I couldn’t even dream up and makes them look not only beautiful, but also effortless. Her perspective is astounding.
For a long time, I’ve struggled with how to bring quilting into my own life. But now – with enough space, cash flow, and patience – I’m finally in a better position to give it a go. And with my family’s idea of quilting so far stretched from the norm (bright colors, batiks, funky patterns, high contrast, and texture, all of which add up to very non-traditional quilted pieces), I feel like I just need to do it.
In fact, I already have a plan forming in my head on how to execute this, and hopefully, in future blog posts, you’ll see the fruits of that labor. In the meantime, check out some of the wonderful, progressive quilting that shows off killer flavor and total badassery:
If you want to lose a good half a day, search “modern quilts” or “art quilting” on Pinterest. Your mind will be blown. Also, search “quilt jokes.” All Ryan Gosling.