“You always seem to be talking about cool quilts,” writes a reader named DC. “What are some favorites that aren’t too granny-ish?” It’s true, I do love a quilt, and I like them best when they aren’t, as DC says, grannyish, like this gorgeous textured one. It comes in a few colors, including a very good yellow, but I like this dark grey best.
This sunrise pattern is rather cheery.
This one is a little granny-ish, pattern-wise, but the bright colors make it modern.
This one dates from the 19th century (and costs a fortune) but doesn’t it look so contemporary?
A patchwork throw in a surprisingly versatile colorway.
This map of New York quilt is by a brand called Haptic Lab, and it is just stupendous.
A solid yellow quilt would play nicely with blacks and greys.
A slightly hippie girl quilt from L.L. Bean that’s very nicely priced.
This is kind of a mashup of traditional and contemporary quilt styles, and I think it’s just great.
This moon quilt is nicely minimal.