the keen eyes think quilts have seen a resurgence in popularity lately for a few reasons: the remarkable discovery of the gee's bend quilts and their showing all across the country; a renewed interest in handicraft; and a modernization in quilt designs which appeals to those of us with a more clean, modern aesthetic. we keen eyes would love to spend our days visiting fabric stores, selecting patterns and thread, piecing and quilting. but since we're a little short on physical space, we'll show you a sampling of some of our faves.
my favorite denyse schmidt designs are those she has named after nineteenth century new england mills in the wool and cotton collection. these quilts feature small details of piece work in a field of larger fabric pieces. i'm not sure i can pick a fave from this collection as they are all stunning. check out the boott for example. this pink is enough to make anyone flush with warmth.
the simplicity in color choices and abstracted floral motif are very characteristic of hawaiian quilts. i am particularly fond of the black and white work as seen in this detail.
and finally here is a sampling of the gorgeously colorful quilts offered by anthropologie, including the one that started this line of thinking - the bella - featured on at:chicago.