Crow with Mohawk wallhanging

Crow with Mohawk wallhanging

October 24, 2015By KristinBirds, Gallery, Nature Quilts, Wallhangings

This crow (or is it a raven?) is bigger than life–the wallhanging is approximately 21″ x 45″. The background fabric is a batik. This is the third in a series of appliquéd corvids, all inspired by this photo by Danny  Chapman. This photo was invaluable, as it detailed every feather. Crow, by Danny Chapman My … Read More

Spiral Patchwork Custom Duvet Cover for Hans and Margo

Spiral Patchwork Custom Duvet Cover for Hans and Margo

October 24, 2015By Kristin Miller QuiltsBed quilts, Commissioned Quilts, Spiral quilts

This commission was a pleasure, because my friends Hans and Margo came to my studio and dug through big piles of scraps, selecting brilliant and unexpected fabrics for their custom  duvet cover. I loved the wild fabrics they chose. They wanted a spiral, surrounded by tilting borders, two of my favourite improvisational patchwork techniques. Center … Read More

Peacock Quilt

Peacock Quilt

October 23, 2015By Kristin Miller QuiltsArt Quilts, Birds, Commissioned Quilts, Gallery, Nature Quilts, Peacock Quilt

The Peacock Quilt The Peacock Quilt is 60″ by 80″, designed to fit on the top of a queen-sized bed. It was commissioned by a woman who loves peacocks, and it was a challenge to envision, design, and sew. Needless to say, I’m proud as a peacock to have created this quilt. Close-up of the … Read More

Japanese Panels Quilt-a quilt commission

Japanese Panels Quilt-a quilt commission

October 22, 2015By Kristin Miller QuiltsBed quilts, Commissioned Quilts, Gallery, Japanese Quilt

This commissioned quilt is composed of fabulous cotton panels from Japan, collected over the years by my client. She sent the panels to me and I arranged and rearranged them in different configurations on my design wall. I experimented with different colours for the lattice strips which unified the panels, then sent her photos of these … Read More

Dance of the Spirals, an art quilt

Dance of the Spirals, an art quilt

September 1, 2015By Kristin Miller QuiltsArt Quilts, Gallery, Quilts for Sale, Spiral quilts

Dance of the Spirals is a large art quilt wallhanging composed of intertwining patchwork spirals. Drawing a spiral with a pencil only takes a second, so it may be hard for the non-quilter to understand how difficult and exhilarating it is to sew free-form patchwork spirals without a pattern. Each spiral develops its own unique shape … Read More

“Who’s In Charge Here, Anyway?” an art quilt

“Who’s In Charge Here, Anyway?” an art quilt

September 1, 2015By Kristin Miller QuiltsArt Quilts, Gallery, Quilts for Sale, Who's in Charge Here Anyway?

This large art quilt asks, “Who’s in charge here, anyway?” We imagine that we alone decide the direction of our lives, yet we seem to have little real influence over the greater events of the world, where chaos and unpredictability prevail. Are we heroes or clowns, civilized or barbaric? And who is pulling the strings? Quilted … Read More

The Cryptic Quilt–a medallion quilt

The Cryptic Quilt–a medallion quilt

November 9, 2015By KristinArt Quilts, Patchwork & Medallion Quilts, Quilts for Sale, Slider Posts, Wallhangings

 Size: 60″ x 60″ Price: $1,200.           [wpecpp name=”Cryptic Quilt” price=”1,200.”] Questions I’ve been asked about the Cryptic Quilt: Why is every dash and squiggle quilted with small perfect  stitches? I started the elaborate hand-quilting in one corner of the blue fabric, before I realized how long it was going to take. Then … Read More

Salvador Dali’s First Quilt–a tribute by Kristin Miller

Salvador Dali’s First Quilt–a tribute by Kristin Miller

November 6, 2015By KristinArt Quilts, Memory and Emotion Quilts, Quilts for Sale, Slider Posts, Wallhangings

I dedicate this wall quilt to the memory of Salvador Dali.The impromptu landscape developed a mind of its own and went careening off into Dali-land, without much help from me.  My tribute wallhanging might not impress the master, but it does echo his bizarre take on landscape and emotion. Size: 22″ x 17″ [wpecpp name=”Salvador Dali’s First Quilt” price=”$120.”] … Read More

Minds Eye–a small quilt

Minds Eye–a small quilt

November 4, 2015By KristinArt Quilts, Memory and Emotion Quilts, Quilts for Sale, Slider Posts, Uncategorized, Wallhangings

What is the meaning of this small wall quilt? I struggled with this question myself, before titling it “Mind’s Eye”. It could just as easily have been called ‘Inner Vision’, or ‘Basketball’ or ‘Eye-Hand Coordination’. Maybe it should have been named “In the Eye of the Beholder”, since that is probably where the most resonant meaning will be found. … Read More

The Wheels of Joy cartwheel wallhanging

The Wheels of Joy cartwheel wallhanging

November 1, 2015By KristinMemory and Emotion Quilts, Quilts for Sale, Uncategorized, Wallhangings

The long, narrow quilted cartwheel wallhanging is designed to hang over a sofa, a child’s bed, or at the top of a doorway. 40″ wide by 14″ high. $125. Joyous and agile figures cartwheel and cavort against a bright rainbow background I’ve never done a cartwheel in my life—till now. Vicariously flinging myself upside-down in fabric … Read More