From quilting's origins in sewing circles and as heirlooms of early American History, this art form has evolved from a homespun craft into a bold color statement. Traditional piecing, quilting patterns with a modern twist can be found on anything from wall art and home furnishings to pillows and wallpaper.
When using a modern quilting aesthetic in interior design, either monochromatic palettes or an array of hues add a traditional accent to modernized or streamlined design.
1. This bright, sunny apartment belongs to photographer and fashion designer, Whitney Deal. I love the contrast between the white, crisp walls and the pop of color in the quilt.
2. This granny-square afghan by Sandra Juto is another perfect example of square, graphic color in a minimalistic space. Despite the different techniques, crocheted afghans are inspired by quilting.
3. Who says quilts can't be made of paper? A graphic wall hanging inspired by quilted, contrasting colors by Stip/Ontwerpt that I'd love to have in my home office for inspiration.
4. A paint strip wall masterpiece, pieced together in quilted fashion by Scott Prendergast.
5. This pillow is another piece by Stip/Ontwerpt, entitled "A Good Day." I love the silk-screened organized chaos.
Images: Brooklyn room by Whitney Deal, Crocheted Afghan from Sandra Juto, art print by Stip/Ontwerpt, paint strip photos by Scott Prendergast, found on Design*Sponge, "A Good Day" pillow by Stip/Ontwerpt.