Thursday, September 5, 2013

Scale in Today's Modern Quilts

Modern Baby Quilt
by Barbara Perrino
Changes in scale can be surprising and thus eye-catching.

Ohio Supernova
by Heather Jones

One way to upset our visual sense of scale is to enlarge the block to cover the entire composition. This works whether the block is traditional...

Dream Catcher
by Karen at

Just Dandy by Vanessa Christenson

or innovative.

Color Conspiracy
by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr

Another way to focus the viewer on scale is to give us what looks like a cropped view of a whole composition.

Arches by Jess Berrett from Lark's 
Pretty in Patchwork Doll Quilts

Where's the rest of the circle?
Less is more here.

Life Savers by Lee Heinrich

Center City by Alissa Haight Carlton

Links to see more quilts by the artists shown here:
Barbara Perrino's Etsy shop

Heather Jones's Etsy shop

Vanessa Christenson's webpage

Ringle and Kerr

Lee Heinrich

Karen at Blooming Poppies

Alissa Haight Carlton

Jess Barrett's Arches


  1. Thank you Barbara! What a great selection of quilts. They are stunning. Take care, Byrd

  2. I LOVE this blog!
    I fear you may be 'preaching to the choir' though. It seems many of the younger set like to think they invented the quarter log cabin, the Ohio star -- not all of them, but many of them. Maybe it's a Generation Gap thing, not wanting to acknowledge the shoulders on which they stand. And I'm sure my annoyance at their attitudes (probably very similar to my attitudes when I was their age) is very much a Generation Gap thing.
    Please blog on! I love your perspective.