Monday, March 18, 2013

Quilt Inspiration Board

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

A few of my quiltmaking inspirations: Gees Bend, Alexia Abegg, and Jessica Ogden for APC
  • A few of my quiltmaking inspirations: Gee's Bend, Alexia Abegg, and Jessica Ogden for APC

Under the tutelage of pro-seamstress and Liberty Love author Alexia Abegg, I'm knee-deep in my quiltmaking project. Alexia includes lots of tips in her book about matching colors and prints, and the selection of fabrics we decided on together during our trip to Textile Fabrics has given me a spooky, luxe framework to play with. After seeing Alexia's designs in person at her book release party last month, I've scoured the Internet for a few more examples of primo quiltmaking — from Gee's Bend to Japanese denim patchwork to historical American quilts with Freemason imagery — that I'll try to channel into my own. Look through some of the quilts that I've chosen inspiration after the jump.

Next up: I visit Alexia in her studio, Stitch, and get to work.

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There are a ton of quilts with Masonic symbolism on the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library website. This one is my favorite.


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Love the examples of Japanese Indigo Dyeing I found on allpeoplequilt.com.


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Wild Goose Chase ca.1890-1910, from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Nebraska.


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I love the utilitarian simplicity of these Ruckercorp quilts by Chris Rucker.



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These last two are by Jessica Ogden, one of my favorite contemporary quilters. I'd love to see what she and Alexia could come up with together.

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