MSU – Scrappy Quilts and a Sneak Peek

My quilting garden has been in full bloom with all of the inspiration that I have been able to experience lately. Today I enjoyed another visit to the MSU Museum to see some Scrappy Quilts!

As much as the grey and gloomy weather was calling for a day in bed, I braved the elements and headed to Lansing, MI while King Henry kept the bed warm.

Beth welcomed us to the museum with this new addition to their collection, the tone of red in it reminded me a lipstick.

In the stamp quilt made from 9 patches, we noticed little kisses of pink.

That same pink was perfect as a star background in this scrappy beauty.

Notice what the pink offered in this quilt for centers and corners of each block.

We took a drunkards path…

…and enjoyed a trip around the world.

It was hard not to peek at what was around the corner in the next quilt.

In the end our eyes were sparkling with stars – small ones,

and larger ones.

As soon as I arrived home inspired, I pulled out my basket of 9 patches and started counting, I’m only a few hundred away from another scrappy adventure!

I picked up some books and postcards at the museum thinking of all my quilter friends that maybe would like to see more Michigan quilts. Leave me a comment by Feb 2nd to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of these fun prizes.

And speaking of books, I think it is time for a little peek of something that I have been working on this winter.

A new book called “Seasonal Silhouettes” that will be available in May 2013.

I’m hoping to fill your quilting garden with beautiful seasonal images that are colorful and fun to make.

Happy Quilting!

83 thoughts on “MSU – Scrappy Quilts and a Sneak Peek

  1. Bonnie

    I went to Michigan State how did I not know this museum was there? Now that I live in Arizona it would be a trek to get there now . Good to know they’re documenting and preserving all those lovely quilts!

  2. Tammy

    Oh my goodness those quilts are amzeing. I can’t wait to gget my hands on teh new book….I love love love seasonal quilts & projects. Now I love you cat…I have 2 orange striped Tabby boys; Caramel Kitty & Butterscotch or aka Butter Boy….Your King Henry is gorgeous he looks similar to My Caramel Kitty. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Betty

    Enjoyed the lovely quilts at the museum. King Henry is precious. Can hardly wait until May. Looking forward to the next book.

  4. sherylsanford

    Love seeing all the beautiful quilts. Your imagination is endless. Your designs are always so new and fresh. They are always so beautiful. I can’t wait for the new book.

  5. Carol Sc

    Love seeing the blooms in the basket — and, of course, all the lovely quilts! I missed your last blog entry — you went right home and started writing. Your pictures are wonderful!

  6. Bobbie Hunley

    So far I have every book you have published and your next one, “Seasonal Silhouettes”, will definitely be another addition!! BTW, do we really have to wait until April for your Paint Box fabric line? I do believe it will become one of my all time favorites!

  7. Twyla

    The tour was more then words can even describe. The quilts are beautiful, I would love to visit the museum sometime. I own a couple of your books, and love the scrappy!!! Thank you for your time of sharing.

  8. Vicki

    Thanks so much for the visit to the Museum…I love looking at antique quilts! My mother was from Michigan, and it would be great to win any of the wonderful books you’re sharing with us! Can’t wait for your book to come out. Your patterns look great!

  9. Judy

    What beautiful quilts! Looking forward to your next book as I love all of your previous books and was fortunate enough to take a class from you as well as seeing your beautiful quilts in person at Prairie Stitches.

  10. saramweber

    The Michigan Quilts are so lovely, thanks for posting them. Looking forward to your new book Seasonal Silhouetts.

  11. Dianne H.

    Thank you for posting your pictures from the quilt museum. I love looking at antique quilts. What wonderful colors!

  12. Ann E.

    I’m enjoying all the wonderful photos of antique quilts. They are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! Looking forward to your new book – small quilts are such fun!

  13. Judy

    Edyta, you sparkle at everything you do – designing, color choices, quilting, photography and wording. Your brief lines of description leading us from one photograph to the next flow so beautifully – just like all your work. Seeing our world through your eyes is a huge blessing to me and many many others. May you continue to share those skills so generously with all of us who find you such a wonderful inspiration.

  14. Ann Hudson

    Thank you so much for letting us ‘in’ on your visit to the museum, I would have tried to hide till the museum closed so I could look at all the quilts again and again! Such a wealth of history, all so lovely. Your new series looks fun (the cobblestone look backgrounds have me wondering how that was done!), and I like the size of the individual quiltlets, very do-able. Your ‘helper’ is precious, love the peeking photo! >^..^<

  15. Flatlander (Linda)

    You are very kind to share your museum adventures … eye candy for the soul! It would be great to be in the presence of quilts from such a long time ago ~ it would inspire me to get stitching! Would love to spend one of our long Michigan days reading one of the books ~ please enter my name in the drawing! Thanks again for sharing … heading back to look at them again! Linda

  16. Pam Durant

    The great thing about having heard you speak a few times is that I hear your voice and feel your excitement when I view your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Linda Henrekin

    Thanks for sharing pics from your museum retreat – wonderful to see! Looking forward to SEASONAL SILHOUTTES in May. When I make several small quilts, I feel like I’ve accomplished more than making one larger quilt!

  18. Paula Klein

    Thanks a lot for sharing, what a lovely day it must have been. I can hardly wait until may. I love all your books and have them all.

  19. Mary L

    You always have something fresh and lovely to share with us, Edyta, whether an outing with friends, gorgeous inspirational antique quilts (and dresses! I did start as a seamstress) and wonderful fabrics and patterns. Keep it up!

  20. Kelli

    Hi….I cannot wait for the new book! I haven’t made it to the museum but it is on my list of “must sees”! I have to tell you also how much I enjoy your photos, they are taken so beautifully.

    I hope to get to see you soon!

  21. Jan S

    Your new book has projects just like I’ve been looking for: small seasonal quilts to decorate my office! Can’t wait!

  22. Brenda Schiesser

    Ohhhhh I love your new designs! Thanks for the sneak peek. I will be looking for the new book.

    Brenda Schiesser

  23. beverly young

    I have reproduced many antique quilt tops from my travels and love the reproduction fabrics. The quilts you showed us are great!!! Bev

  24. Carol Spence

    Love your quilts….your work is very nice especially the appliqué. I am trying a hand appliqué for the first time. You inspire me.

  25. Subee

    Oh my…such talent!!! And you are really not too far from me. I live in Northeast Indiana.

    I have all your books..looks as if I am going to be buying another!!!!!

    You color sense just floors me. I love it!
    XOXOXO Subee

  26. Debbie M

    I love the museum quilts. And the sneek peak at your future book makes my heart skip a beat. May can not come soon enough. Thank you for sharing! What fun we will have.

  27. mary starkey

    Your designs are so-o-o inspiring–I want to make them all!! The quilts at the museum are gorgeous–need to make a road trip!!! Can’t wait to see your new book! Thank you for your continued inspiration and spectacular creativity!!

  28. Sandi Zuker

    Wish I had known about the museum at MSU 26 years ago, when I lived in Lansing. But, maybe it didn’t exist then… Sure enjoy your visits and absolutely love your books. You are truly an inspiration.
    Thanks, Edyta!

  29. Janan

    Thank you for sharing the photos of the quilts. They are quite the inspiration. I can’t wait to see the new book. I love your quilting style and your instructions are fabulous.

  30. Carmen Wyant

    Wow, the antique quilts are marvelous, thanks for the show. But the Seasonal Silhouettes are gorgeous, can’t wait for the new book! Will these use your precut laser silhouettes too?

  31. Helena Merrick

    The only way I will see any of the Michigan Quilts is in a book, so it would be nice to include this with my lovely books and patterns from Laundry Basket Quilts. Looking forward to buying the next book. Can I have the gorgeous kitten, he looks a little darling, my “rescued” cat would love him also.

  32. Sharon Bennett

    Lovely quilts from the Museum… and got to Love that Henry! 🙂 Looking forward to the Seasonal Silhouettes! I am very much enjoying the Spring Bouquet BOM as well as the Leaves table runner! It’ all great fun! And, pretty too!

  33. Kathleen OGrady

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful quilts…such work! Can’t wait for May, wow beautiful quilted flowers! Love your cat, very sweet 🙂

  34. Deb G. in VA

    I love seeing the antique quilts. I can’t wait to see you new book! I love making quilts to change out each month and your little quilts look perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Margaret

    I’ve been enjoying seeing all the gorgeous quilts. So beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one of the goodies you got for us!

  36. Nancy

    I love seeing the old quilts, such great inspiration! Can’t wait to see what you do with the 9-patches! Thanks for sharing the quilt pictures with us!

  37. Annaleena Horning

    It has been very interesting to read about your trips to local quilt museums and to see old lovely antique quilts. Your little preview quilts are beautiful.

  38. Linda Collins

    One of the quilts you showed has given me an idea for a pile of fabrics l have, thats been waiting for inspiration. Thank you!!!
    Would love to look inside those books!

  39. Marj

    King Henry is so handsome. I am sure that he wishes he could test out all the quilts at the museum…. I love the preview of your new “Seasonal Silhouettes”. Thanks for putting my name in the drawing, I would love to see the quilts in the museum books.

  40. Karen Miller

    Just love the pics from the museum — fabulous quilts! Your little seasonals are pretty, pretty! Excited because I’m taking a class tomorrow for your “Family Estate” wall hanging! Love that book too!


  41. Kris

    Oh, what lovely little projects! Your book will definitely go on my birthday wish list. Thank you for the great photos, too. A 9 patch has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid piecing with my grandma – so simple and so pretty. That pineapple quilt makes me want to make one!


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