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!

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82 Responses to MSU – Scrappy Quilts and a Sneak Peek

  1. Norma Wlos says:

    Wow!! I can hardly wait until May. Winning one of the books would help me pass the time. :-). Thanks.

  2. Kris says:

    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!

  3. Brenda C. from WI says:

    What a great way to spend a winter day!

  4. Karen Miller says:

    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!


  5. Marj says:

    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.

  6. Kathie L says:

    I always buy quilt postcards when see them. I’d love to win this set. thanks for the museum visit.

  7. Linda Collins says:

    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!

  8. Ginny Worden says:

    Thank you for sharing the quilt love.What inspiration for all of us.

  9. Donna Keating says:

    Your cat is adorable. Nice quilts too.

  10. Annaleena Horning says:

    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.

  11. leeanne says:

    Loving you Nine Patches, I look forward to seeing your lay out. You cat is wonderful!

  12. Nancy says:

    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!

  13. I can’t wait for your new book, Seasonal Silhouettes, to come out!! I’m currently working on Spring Bouquet and loving it! I have so enjoyed your photographs of your trip to the MSU Museum! Thanks for entering me into your drawing!!!

  14. Margaret says:

    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!

  15. Deb G. in VA says:

    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!

  16. Kathleen OGrady says:

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

  17. Sharon Bennett says:

    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!

  18. Helena Merrick says:

    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.

  19. Diane says:

    Wow! Those antique quilts are so inspirational! I can hardly wait for the new book!!

  20. Carmen Wyant says:

    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?

  21. janet says:

    I so enjoyed your pictures! I just love pink :0) Those books look marvelous – thanks for a chance!

  22. Jan Lewis says:

    Wow! Those quilts and your new seasonal ones are amazing. I would love to win a book — it would inspire me.

  23. Janan says:

    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.

  24. Sandi Zuker says:

    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!

  25. mary starkey says:

    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!!

  26. Debbie M says:

    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. Kathy says:

    I love the pictures from your new book. I can’t wait to get them in the shop. We will pick them up at market.

  28. Debra D says:

    Thank you for taking us along to the quilt museum! Like so many others I can hardly wait for your next book- those little quilts look delightful.

  29. Subee says:

    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

  30. Carol Spence says:

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

  31. beverly young says:

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

  32. Brenda Schiesser says:

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

    Brenda Schiesser

  33. ShelleyC says:

    I love the Seasonal Silhouette Book preview! Can’t wait to see it all!

  34. Pat Harrell says:

    Oh Edyta, I’d love to win. I’m from Michigan but live in Florida now.

    Can’t wait for your new book to come out!

  35. Betsy says:

    Thanks for the winter “eye candy tour”. What gorgeous quilts. And King Henry …..adorable!

  36. Phyllis O'Conno says:

    Thanks for the wonderful post

  37. Jan S says:

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

  38. Linda Cates says:

    What a wonderful post. Thanks for the opportunity to win. You are so inspiring.

  39. Kelli says:

    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!

  40. lcollins says:

    Thank you for sharing tour trip to MSU! Amazing and inspiring!

  41. Pepai says:

    Enjoying the many projects you have for us…..Looking forward to your new book.

  42. lcollins says:

    Thank you for sharing your trip to MSU truly amazing and inspiring!

  43. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos from the museum! Lots of inspiration! Looking forward to your new book!

  44. Mary L says:

    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!

  45. Kathy MacKie says:

    Really looking forward to May now!

  46. Evy says:

    Thank you for sharing the museums eye candy! Love to go and see for myself someday.

  47. Paula Klein says:

    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.

  48. Linda Henrekin says:

    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!

  49. Michael John says:

    Oh I can’t wait to add your book to my collection. I think I have all your previous ones.

  50. Pam Durant says:

    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!

  51. Flatlander (Linda) says:

    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

  52. dee says:

    I can’t wait for Seasonal Silhouettes, I am already in love with what you are showing!

  53. Ann Hudson says:

    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! >^..^<

  54. Cocopatch says:

    hope i win…great idea! a new book in may!

  55. Judy says:

    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.

  56. Beth G. says:

    Great quilts from MSU! Your new book looks great too!


  57. Penny says:

    I can’t wait for these new patterns. They are beautiful! Please enter me in your drawing.

  58. Traci says:

    These are great pictures and I can’t wait for your new book!


  59. Sue P says:

    Can’t wait for the new book.

  60. Ann E. says:

    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!

  61. Dianne H. says:

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

  62. Willeke says:

    Wonderful pictures, very inspirational. The books look great too. Can’t wait to see your newest book!

  63. Heather says:

    I’m really excited about your seasonal book. That looks like all kinds of fun!

  64. Jeannes says:

    Such a treat to be able to view the lovely quilts at MSU! Thank you for sharing some.

  65. Kristine says:

    Beautiful quilts, thank you for sharing.

  66. Cindy Lash says:

    Your kitty looks like one we had years ago. Our youngest DD named him “Clawd”. Love the antique quilts!

  67. saramweber says:

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

  68. Judy says:

    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.

  69. Vicki says:

    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!

  70. Barb in MI says:

    Even though I live in Michigan, I haven’t made it to the museum yet. Beautiful pictures – thanks for sharing!

  71. Lola says:

    Thank you for sharing the Museum Quilts.
    I’m looking forward to your new book.

  72. rebecca says:

    The museum quilts are awesome!!

    I have put the new book on my list!

  73. Twyla says:

    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.

  74. Bobbie Hunley says:

    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!

  75. Carol Sc says:

    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!

  76. LeAnn says:

    Your book “Seasonal Silhouettes” will be awesome…can’t wait to get a copy and King Henry is so handsome!

  77. 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.

  78. Kim Dow says:

    Oh my gosh, King Henry is beautiful! I have four of my own! What’s a quilt without cat hair?! 😉

  79. Betty says:

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

  80. Tammy says:

    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

  81. Lori Novotny says:

    Thank you for sharing the museum photos, what great inspiration.

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