Kim Eichler-Messmer

Kim Eichler-Messmer

quilts on beds (gasp!)

Quilts go on beds, right? Those of you who know me, know that up until a year ago I firmly believed that my quilts were only for walls. Now, after making quilts specifically to be used for a year, I finally have a picture of one of my quilts on a bed. Tammy, in Iowa, commissioned my purple/yellow skyscape quilt in queen size earlier this spring. It is finally (almost) finished. I feel a bit guilty posting pictures of it here, when I should be getting it ready to ship, but I just couldn't hold in my excitement.


 I am not a stylist. And I only have my own bed to use as a model. Taking photos of artwork is difficult enough, but taking these photos made me really appreciate how much work goes into styling a product (I feel a little sick for saying those words). If anyone at Crate and Barrel or Anthropologie or Dwell wants to be my friend I will trade them a quilt for help taking awesome pictures.

And now to show off my new summer quilt. The top was purchased at an estate sale or antique store by my mother in law ages ago. She had it quilted by a friend who also added the black and white border. It is fabulous. The first night it was on my bed, Owen the big fat cat jumped up for her nightly cuddles and immediately freaked out. She thinks the colors are alive. Poor Owen needs order.

ps. my new sewing room is evolving. it is almost ready to be shared.