Sunday Funday: A roundup of awesome quilts / by Riane Menardi

I've been so inspired on Instagram lately as I've discovered new quilting friends near and far. Here are some of my favorites from the last few weeks.

I seriously cannot WAIT to try an improv block like this one by @arajaneo. The tiny sashing is so fun, and the pop of irregularity in the diagonal-cut blocks is just drool-worthy. I was obsessing over the #fantasticquiltvoyage IG adventure, and I'm so sad to have missed the entry. If you know of any bees looking for quilters, send them my way because I'm desperate to join one.

My friend Jess shared jacqueline_soak's design with me over coffee last week, and we both oohed and ahhed for a good five minutes. Not only is the color scheme spot on in its playfulness, but the mix of modern and tradition had me green with envy of her ability to break the rules. Inspiration to break out of the box moving forward.

My new friend @threadedquilting is from Iowa! And she's a great quilter. Just look at that detail. I'm so excited to get to know more local quilters and learn from their expertise.

I've been working with @jmaskoquilts to find a great sampler for an upcoming feature, and this creative gal is just as nice as she is creative. 

I can't get over these mod triangles by @sweetfeetstitches! The colors are perfect for the little boy it's being gifted too, and the blocks are just the right mix of sturdy and whimsy. I'm sure he and his family will cherish it for years to come.

These days, I am totally digging monochrome quilts in shades of black, white and gray. I've been thinking about making a black and white quilt, and this pic from @moosesaymoo has me ready to go.

And finally, @stitchdsm finished a block from my Spools pattern, and the points are PERFECT. Couldn't be more proud of my awesome students and the great work they're doing.