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modern quilts in modern interiors

modern quilts in modern interiors

As someone who gravitates toward minimal, Scandinavian-inspired interiors, I'm always on the lookout for those modern spaces that successfully incorporate quilts into their decor. Quilts can be a great counterpoint to white walls and bare wood floors, since they add both warmth and texture to a space.
Today, I'm sharing a round-up of modern quilts in grown-up spaces, which I've been collecting over the past year. I hope you find as much inspiration in these images as I do!
I'm immediately drawn to the texture of the quilting on this awesome whole-cloth veggie quilt, found in the guest room of Matt and Lentil Purbrick's home in the Australian countryside. Photo by Eve Wilson
Madeleine and Jeremy Grummet's master bedroom features a gray-and-white quilt from the Australian store Country Road, which complements their decor perfectly. Photo by Eve Wilson.
This vibrant color-blocked quilt is also from Country Road, and its blush-and-citron color palette pops beautifully against its monochrome surroundings. 
I've stayed at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Seattle, and New York City, and always love the distinct bedding they select for their rooms. This quilt at an Ace Hotel looks both cozy and durable. 
The Design*Sponge home tour of Diane from Cloth Lab of course featured one of her beautiful quilts on a bed. Photos by Michelle Fattore.
Hay Design quilt
Hay Design quilt
I popped into Hay Design when we visited Copenhagen this past fall, and was excited to see quilts amongst their beautiful product offerings. This sunny yellow-and-white Hay quilt in the home of  Swantje Hinrichsen pairs perfectly with her rotating accessories. 
Interior designer Orlando Soria included this quilt by his mom in his master bedroom, which I spotted in his Design*Sponge home tourPhoto by Tessa Neustadt
And finally, one of my own quilts, displayed on our guest bed. Photo by Lindsay Hite.
For even more interior inspiration, be sure to check out my Quilts at Home Pinterest board
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quilt-it modern blog tour

quilt-it modern blog tour

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty Oat

A few weeks ago, the kind folks over at Riley Blake Designs invited me to participate in their Quilt-It Modern blog tour, which starts today. The tour is all about showcasing the fabric company's impressive range of cotton solids, so I was excited to have the chance to try out their fabrics and work on a new wall quilt design for the shop.

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty Oat

I love looking to geometric patterns, especially tile patterns, for quilt design inspiration. During a night of Pinterest browsing I came across this tile pattern and immediately started envisioning it in fabric and began sketching. My sketch became this mini quilt. I used white and two shades of coral and peach to create hourglass triangle blocks, which replicated the tile design.

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty Oat

I love olive + peach paired together (as evidenced in this recent quilt), so I bound the quilt with a solid olive, and backed it with an olive polka-dot print by Spin Spin

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty OatI made lots of extra hourglass blocks, so two of these quilts are now available in the shop. Each one has corner triangles and loops for hanging, and will ship with a wooden dowel. 

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty Oat

I really enjoyed working with these solids---they were super soft!---and I can't wait to see what other colors everyone else is working with. You can follow the blog tour, and see all of the quilt projects made for it, by checking out the hashtag #ModernQuiltTour now through July 8. 

Hourglass Wall Quilt by Salty Oat

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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...
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quilting inspiration

Amish quilt spotted at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City last weekend.
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