Modern by the Yard Cover

At the beginning of the year I had several deadlines, four in fact all due before QuiltCon in February, and now that the latest issue of Modern by the Yard e-zine is out I can finally share my Follow the Leader quilt!!

Click HERE for the free pattern/e-zine

My Follow the Leader quilt features Christa Watson's newest fabric line with Benartex Contempo Studio, Abstract Garden.  I love Christa's playful prints and that each of her lines coordinate with the other previous lines.  The background on this quilt are grey prints from her Fandangle fabric collection.

This design is fat quarter friendly and is 100% compatible with one of my favorite templates, the Tri-Rec tool!  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures before sending the quilt to Benartex.  I did manage to get a quick shot of the quilt top.  I can't help but smile when I see all those bright cheerful colors.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  It's comp…

Two Down...

I got two quilts done this weekend, YAY!  The first to be completed was  the Jacob's ladder quilt for a church auction.  I'm pretty sure I'll do another Jacob's ladder quilt in the future there are so many combinations and great patterns with these two timeless blocks.

Jacob's Ladder

This quilt came together quit quickly and it was enjoyable to piece all those half square triangles and four patches, I've been on a curve piecing binge lately so the straight stitching was GREAT.  I used a Cotton and Steel print for the backing, yes again.  I love the sea of roses and it allowed me to use a complimentary color for the binding, green.  My first choice was the bubble gum pink but then I remembered that this quilt needs to appeal to a larger audience.

The second project finished was a modern quilt I designed  after stumbling across a Finn Juhl piece of furniture.  This is the first truly modern quilt I've done in a while.

Chests of Drawers
This quilt is on the smaller side, 40" x 50" and came together in just a few days and entirely created from stash fabrics :)

The quilting is minimal.

 Here's the inspiration piece:
Finn Juhl’s Glove Cabinet
Again, I seem to be very drawn to mid century modern design.  What really caught my eye was the negative space between the drawers and the color gradient, which I think I reflected in my quilt.

Overall I'm very pleased with both of these very different quilts.