26 March, 2010

Friday Favourites - Quilts of First Quarter 2010

I heard back from a lot of you in January that the round-up of my favourite quilts was something you wanted to see more of. I've decided to do this every 3 months for you. Even then it is hard to narrow it down!

Selvages are something that I now cut off and set aside - to giveaway. I have absolutely no motivation to make a selvage quilt myself. Even after seeing this one, I still don't want to make one. But I can look and admire the quality and beauty of this quilt.  Great job Jacquie!

There are some lovely, lovely quilts on Jess' site. Simple and graphic.  You see similar quilts around, but there is something about the way she places just that one extra bit of fabric or a carefully chosen binding that elevates her quilt above many modern others.

If you've been reading me for a while you know that I'm generally not a fan of quilts made entirely from one fabric line alone. But I adore what Andrea did from her inspiration - a drawing and design by her son.  How cool is that? And a nice break from her year of solids.

White binding. White binding on a multicoloured striped quilt.  Need I say more?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who puts quilts in her office.  At least it doesn't seem odd when you work in a crafty kind of place like Lark Books.

Off Kilter by Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts
Okay, so a slight bias here. But I had to share one more finish from my quilt along. I know many of us miss Amanda Jean's blogging, but you can keep up to date with all her work on Flickr. Thank goodness!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour.

7 comments:

felicity said...

Great tour - thank you so much! I now have a few new blogs to add to my reader.

(I have a quilt in my office too).

elle said...

This was great Cheryl! I enjoyed sipping and surfing.

Kris said...

What a great set of quilts! I also LOVED the white binding on the multi-colored quilt. It's completely unexpected, yet sets everything off perfectly.

Andrea said...

I am so with you on that boardwalk quilt! I've bookmarked it on my flickr favs, I just love it. And yes, the white binding? Who would have thought? I want to use that idea now, but don't want to be a copycat - but oh, it's just so special!

Thanks for thinking of me on your friday favs! *blush*

Latifah said...

Yay! Thanks so much for including Boardwalk on your Friday Favorites! :-) So happy to be included!

whatktmadenext said...

Thanks for the links! I had fun surfing them and found a new blog to subscribe to :)

SGordon said...

Oh I love your blog! Just found you through BlueberryGabs. You are now on my daily blog surfing cycle. I also just recently stumbled upon the selvage quilt-amazing! I want to give it a try but do not have nearly enough selvages. If you decide to give yours away I would be eternally grateful! Have a happy weekend!!