roadside quilt inspiration

When I first started working at Spoonflower over three years ago, my husband still lived in our Maryland apartment, so I spent many weekends driving up and down I-95 to visit him. Along the way, I kept an eye out for quilt inspiration, snapping pictures of rest stop bathroom floor tiles and highway signs.

The black-and-white chevron signs posted below the highway exit signs stuck with me, and I decided to translate them into a baby quilt.

Using half-square triangles, I constructed the chevrons from Kona solids. I loved the simplicity of the quilt top and the graphic pop the black and white lines created.

I backed the quilt with a blue Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet print, straight line quilted it with black and white thread, and bound it with a bit of the backing and a coordinating blue solid. The quilt is now for sale in my Etsy shop.

I've started a Pinterest board where I'm gathering other images of inspiring patterns for future quilts, if you'd like to see. Where do you find quilt inspiration? Please share your favorite images!

All quilt photos by Caroline Okun