Because I am person of my word, I have here a small selection of quilts I admire.
Of course any pre-novice of modern quilting would be remiss not to have something by Denyse Schmidt on their list, so here's my pick, from her "Lebanon" Series:
And Leah Evans makes these truly clever, beautiful topographical map quilts that I really really wish I had thought of first.
Oh, and Kim at Dioramarama made this. I found it on Quilter's Buzz. Because I was looking at Quilter's Buzz.
I am fond of these brave color combinations. If someone said, "Hey, what do you think if I put some acid green in a quilt with some jet black in it?" To that person I would say, "Do not show me this quilt. It is an ugly quilt." And I would be wrong.
And last but definitely not least, this gorgeous one from Katie Did.