A pretty little quilt I designed about a year ago. It sat in the graphing book until I saw one of the challenges as an Island Batik Ambassador was a modern quilt challenge. I dusted this baby off and sent it to the testers.
This version is the one I made for the challenge. I used the Blue Moon line I received from Island Batik as part of their ambassador program.
Such a fabulous line to work with. I included the layout for this quilt in the instructions, just in case anyone else wanted to step out of their comfort zone.
|So glad she got these fence posts. They bring me back to summers in Montana.|
My photographer, Kelly of Handmade Boy, brought both quilts with her on vacation to Colorado.
She put her husband to work, too. She's not getting these shots in Illinois!
The large quilt I quilted in a pretty green in a continuous circle that is NOT even.
The Island Batik version I quilted in long, vertical wavy lines, that are also NOT even.
Let's take a look at the tester's quilts. These lovely ladies deserve a round of applause for their work. They are such a great group to work with.
This beauty belongs to Fawn. I love the prints she chose, but I can't decide if I like the butterfly or the blue best. Choices, choices!
Jennifer's purple beauty makes me drool, but I love purple in all of it's forms. Jennifer pointed out that these blocks go together much easier if we press the seams open. You know I'm a press the seams to the side kind of gal, but she was totally right. I left pressing arrows in the instructions, but I do recommend pressing open, it makes a difference. Thanks Jennifer!
I love the statement red makes in Joanne's quilt. It's bold yet simple. Art in a quilt.
Dedee's goes bold in large blue chunks. The testers really showed the diversity this pattern has to offer. It's easy to make it yours.
Mod² is available now in my Etsy shop, at a special introductory price of $8. Digital only, but printed patterns coming soon.
Make it yours and share it with us: #modsquared