Quilting is Back!
Image: Oliver + S
I love how the handmade movement is back and stronger than ever. It has manifested itself in a variety of mediums—mediums with a long tradition that have gained a stuffy reputation. Thankfully, with every new artistic movement, there is new life breathed into it. Quilting has a long and beautiful history that has been revamped in a modern language with new colors and patterns. Here are some new takes on the traditional quilt and why they work so well.
- Folk Fibers is one of my favorite brands to follow on Instagram. Maura Grace Ambrose has taken the traditional medium and morphed it into her own voice with beautiful, hand-dyed yarns and subdued, rustic palettes.
- This take on the square pattern feels more like pixels on a screen in a rainbow assortment. Instantly, the quilt feels modern in this new pattern.
- The colors in this one are based on a modern palette and feel in sync with colors in fashion and interiors.
- The Swiss cross pattern has been trendy for the past couple of years and gives a modern feel to this quilt. The minimal color palette is simple and feels very clean.
- Again, another minimal design and palette updates the modern quilt.
- This more abstract patterned quilt, called “Empty Boxes,” by Barbara Perrino, is perfect for hanging or using as a napping blanket.
- Another modern quilt from Barbars Perrino, this one features graphic shapes in a modern way. You must see the rest of her collection! It’s perfect for a modern home.
- Crafty Blossom has a number of clean patterned quilts in an updated color palette. I especially love this black gingham.
- Top image, This kid’s quilt features abstract overlapping color-blocked squares in a refreshing color palette.
Which one is your favorite?