Inspiration wall (l) and in-progress piece from ‘Quilting Basics’ class (r) taken at Gather Here
Contemporary quilting is soooo on my radar right now. I have a soft spot for yummy, precise geometry and sublime stitching. There appears to be a surplus of intricate and inspired quilts popping up all over lately, so I gathered some of my favorite quilters that have been encouraging me to want to learn more::
- Fancy Tiger’s Constellations book, currently on pre-order before the release on Nov 10!! I’m thinking: Me (Capricorn) + quilting = perfect match, no?
- Tierney Barden uses playful paper-cutting techniques and her own natural dyed fabrics to inform her work. I’m greatly anticipating the soon-to-be-released Harvest quilt.
- Ali Smith of Salt & Still continues to knock it out of the park with her stitching prowess. What I wouldn’t give for one of these denim beauties and or this indigo magic hanging on my bedroom wall… sigh…
- Felicia Semple from The Craft Sessions stunning ‘w.i.p.’ quilt inspired by the Montana Quilt from Folk Fibers.
- For when I sometimes need a little color assistance, I’m really liking these beautifully curated Essex linen bundles from the Workroom.
- How about ‘no fear’ quilting? Marlee Grace teaches ‘Improvisational Quilting a.k.a. ‘how there is no messing it up’… I love organic stitching, so this is right up my street.
Anywhere else that you’ve seen quilting being taken up a notch? Or have you discovered anyone who’s particularly inspiring from their alternative approach to stitching?
Wishing you warmth and light for your week ahead,
PS. In Providence this week– Elizabeth and I have a very busy couple of days ahead getting ready for registration launch late November/early December!