My last post had an Eileen West quilt in it, and it got me thinking about how much I like quilts and how under appreciated they are. Regardless on if a quilt is made by machine or by hand they take more work than your average bed cover (unless it’s hand knit). The time to pick the colors, patterns – you have to have a love of textiles and design to appreciate the quilt, which often gets overlooked as people focus on the thick comfy down comforter and it’s designed duvet cover.
But isn’t that absolutely fabulous?! This amazing Hawaiian inspired quilt was handmade. And this isn’t the only stunning one on their website. Unfortunately they have stopped updating their blog – but these posts remain for now.
Quilts don’t have to be for the bed. This ancestry quilt by Ahuva Libman is wall art.
The pink quilt, above, was handmade by Made at Home who has a great how-to blog (in Hebrew). The nicest thing about her blog is that she has a lot of pictures of the process, so you can get the gist of what she’s doing, even if you can’t read the page. Her purses are very cute as well.
Cargolet also has a cute blog which shows her handmade wares, like the giraffe quilt above.
I couldn’t help myself – another stunning one from the surfer blog.
If you want to get a quilt, instead of taking the painstaking time it takes to make one?
L.L. Bean Blue Meadows Quilt is lovely, and they ship to Israel.
And if you really want to splurge – you could go for the real thing…
…and get an Amish quilt. At $575 before tax and shipping, it’s not the cheapest option at – but it is a lovely heirloom one.
Of course, if you do want to make one then there are plenty of tutorials online, such as The Quilting Coach.
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