Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Simple Yet Beautiful Quilts

I love seeing how people use quilts in their home.  I recently found this new to me web site http://www.houzz.com/    There is a search box on the site, and when I put in the word quilt these are just a few of the photos that I found.  There is an "Embed On Blog" button next to each photo, with the name of the designer listed below each photo.  

What struck me about these quilts is how easy they would be to make.  This first quilt looks like it was made from a layer cake (or two) and the shams were made from charm squares.  I think the quilting is what makes this quilt interesting.  It looks like straight line quilting that alternates direction with every block.  



Traditional Bedroom design by Denver General Contractor Teton Heritage Builders


Again these look like layer cake squares but ten inch squares could just as easily be cut from fabric on hand.  This quilting looks like straight line all the same direction.  

Traditional Kids design by Denver Interior Designer Zeal Denver


Here are more layer cake and charm squares.  

Traditional Bedroom design by Minneapolis General Contractor Lands End Development - Designers & Builders


This quilt looks like a mix of plaid and floral squares, and the quilting is a diagonal grid.  

Traditional Kids design by Burlington Architect Joan Heaton Architects


Love this rail fence.  The neutral colors and wide strips give it a modern look.  



Time to stop dreaming and head to the sewing machine.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

7 comments:

Terry said...

Pretty quilts and beautiful rooms too! Thanks for sharing them! :0)

scraphappy said...

Lots of beautiful quilts. They all look perfect for the room they are in.

Cyn ;-) said...

Isn't it wonderful how simple shapes can be so stunning? Love the quilt tour. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilts and what a great way to use up scraps! I bet I have enough to make a quilt like that for every bed in the house and then some!

jill said...

Many times it is the simple quilts that are so loved. Thanks for sharing some beautiful ones.

blessings, jill

Staci said...

Lovely images! And you are right! Sometimes we forget how beautiful very simple quilts can be.

Stephanie said...

A friend lead me to houzz. LOVE it and thankfully I haven't spent much time there yet or I'd never get off of the computer. I love the simplicity of those quilts you've shared.

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