Tuesday, January 21

Keep it Simple

My friend, Sherri - from Alaska, keeps her quilts simple.
I love simple.
I need to make more simple quilts instead of thinking I need to make every quilt with a certain degree of difficulty in order to make it count for something......
I don't even know what that "something" is!
Here are some of her quilts I quilted recently.
Quarter Square triangles are always so striking to me.

Simplicity shows off the fabrics, too.
Sherri used some of her Denyse Schmidt prints 
for this beauty.

How about a simple half square triangle quilt?
I quilted single waves - edge to edge.

I absolutely LOVE this egg cup backing print. 

 Sixty degree triangle quilts are at the top of 
my "favorites" list - always.
I quilted a stipple design on this beauty.

I could live with an entire bolt of this
 Kaffe Fassett backing fabric.  
It's so bright and makes me happy.

Two of Sherri's Kaffe Fassett quilts.

You always make the best use of your beautiful fabrics.  
Thank you for the inspiration.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you - she really keeps it simple and her color choices always agree!

  2. I wholeheartedly relate to your question of what that 'something' actually is. Quilting is all about the process, and if you love it, then go for it, no matter the complexity or simplicity. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it! Her simplicity has created beautiful quilts :)

    1. You're so right - quilting is about the process and enjoying it every step of the way. Stick to your story, my friend!

  3. You are not alone, Kathy! I must remember simple is good too. Love the quilts!

  4. I too sometimes get caught up in what will people think if my quilt is not over the top...then I remember I like quilts to be quilts that cover and give warmth so how difficult is not an issue, it just needs to be beautiful in colors I like and snuggly.

    1. Your words are perfect. Thank you for sharing your thoughts....