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Quilts on dA - A Feature

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 2:06 PM
Quilting is one of the many Artisan crafts that takes a lot of time to get a result so even avid quilters don't submit many deviations in the course of a year.  As a result there are not as many quilts submitted to dA as for example polymer clay and jewellery items. To introduce you to the many variations in quilting styles and subjects on dA I've split them up into several subsections.

Single patch quilts

A one patch quilt is a quilt that uses a single shape to create the whole quilt - so just squares or rectangles etc.

:thumb179393837:   Morning Star Quilt by BreakAllRules Nicole inutero baby quilt done by wiccanwitchiepoo Mike's Spirals by PinkSweaterVest

3, 4 and 9 patch quilts

These are quilts that have a unit that is split into 3 or 9 subsections which can be a single piece of fabric or several sewn together to create part of a pattern.

Purple Mountains Majesty, done by unicornslave  Ellie's quilt by darknight-sky Mountain Quilt by darknight-sky Susie's quilt by Stitchwich

Appliqué quilts

Appliqué quilts are quilts that have most if not all of the pattern appliquéd to them.

Colormist's Peapod quilt by CyberSunbeam Little Birds Quilt by DragonRhapsody I.D., Therefore I Am by unicornslave The Kraken by Saberrex

Art Quilts

Art quilts are quilts intended to be a piece of art that is hung on a wall, usually with embellishments and not intended to be used in any other way.

Blue Bird - Still-Life by 000Natalia000 Beaded Goddess Tapestry by jardan That's not me Anymore? by TimeDevoursALL Trees by josephinebruce

Crazy Quilts

These are a form of quilt that was first popular in Victorian times and is again popular amongst many quilters. They are made with many different kinds of fabrics at many angles, not all that would normally be used on quilts like velvet, the seams are often embroidered and many additional embellishments are added.

Purple Pillow by jazzthespazz Crazy Quilt by Naatta Crazy Quilt Purse by x-Luna-chan-x Quilted Robe Finished Front by badgersoph


Paper Pieced

Paper piecing is a method in which you basically sew the fabric to a paper pattern and then at the end remove the paper before quilting.

St Mungo's Baby Quilt by magpie-poet New York Beauty by suedollinQuilts SueZ Butterfly DONE by wiccanwitchiepoo Sew Pillow by unicornslave

Other quilts

Quilts that do not fit the other categories I made here.

Xmas Bargello Quilt by quiltfreak8 polyhed quilt by jazzy Sunflower quilt by StitchandClick the nurodancer quilt by Joana-Jette-Samir Rivers of Belief by unicornslave Quilt by DaniellaNicole

Fan art quilts

These need no explanation.

Tardis Quilt by quiltoni Black Mage Quilt by quiltoni Rainbow Dash Quilt by jysalia Harry Potter Quilt by ofenjen

As you can see there are many, many types of quilts on dA I hope you enjoyed the ones I shared here and hope that it will inspire you to consider making one yourself.



A Short overview of some of the many kinds of quilts you can find on dA.
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Once the fight is over with my sewing machine, I do have two quilts to finish :D Lovely features too!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nothing like a good clean, a drop of oil and re-threading to fix a lot of sewing machine fussiness ;)

Thanks <3
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes ma'am, I just found the oil for it and will be working on that after I get my room cleaned up from this weekends mess making :D
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY!!

Now go clean your room! :lol:
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know right??!! It's a mess!
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Naughty girl!
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Mattsma Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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unicornslave Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Great post! I really enjoyed the journey through different types of quilts and their oh-so-different looks even within a 'category'.
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D It is amazing how quilts can be so diverse even if they use the exact same pattern.
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