Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table is back with her monthly look at new quilting trends! Visit A Quilter’s Table to learn more about Debbie’s quilting; just look at what she accomplished in May! One of Debbie’s recent quilts was even chosen to be displayed in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Modern Metallic exhibit sponsored by Robert Kaufman and Aurifil this summer.
Are you sewing with metallics? Have you made a cross or feather quilt? Are you learning new techniques, like the “slash and insert” process? What do you love about these trends?
Greek cross blocks continue to be a popular staple using any number of backgrounds– colorful prints, low-volume or a consistent solid. And it’s also fun to change things up by doing the crosses improv.
As Kelley from Casa Crafty shared in her recent Sewing Trends post, the use of metallics is uber-popular in clothing, and it’s no different with quilting. And from what I hear from Quilt Market reports, that isn’t changing any time soon.
Clockwise from upper left: Mount Rainier by Once a Wingnut… Always a Wingnut, Metallion by allisonsews, Tangled Tiles from Sew BitterSweet Designs, Birches by helentervo, Stardust Quilt by Design Camp
Always unique, striking and a tad bit unexpected, feather blocks are a delight whether a few are grouped together, or there’s a whole quilt-full.
Slash + Insert
The technique of slash and insert is a versatile one. It’s a great place to start if you are just beginning to dabble in improv, yet a handy basic if you want to create a fresh, modern feel in your own design.
Clockwise from upper left: Mod Haystack from carrie_ellens, Contrary Crosses by Pretty Bobbins, Improv Mini Quilt from Miami Pam Quilts, Spring Wall Hanging by tiny scissor times, Color Splash Quilt by Malini’s Quilting Adventure