July 7, 2019

Blocking and Binding: July One Monthly Goal

Now that this version of the Modern Plus Sampler has been professionally quilted by Johellen, it's time to finally finish it.  You can see the quilt fresh off her frame here in this post.

Modern Plus Sampler in Fandangle
I have been procrastinating because I'm a little nervous about blocking the quilt since I don't have much experience using wool batting.  Before I block it, I plan to trim the edges, leaving about one inch all the way around.

I had so much fun using Christa Watson's fabric line, Fandangle, which was generously provided by Benartex.  I've decided to bind it in the green colorway of Paper Cuts which I found at a local quilt shop, Viking Sew'n Quilt.



The quilting for the most of the background was inspired by the Paper Cuts fabric design.  Johellen quilted several quilts for our book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, (affiliate link) co-authored with Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs



I hope to report back at the end of the month with a freshly bound Modern Plus Sampler.  And, it needs a title and label too.  Any ideas on a title?

You can see the July One Monthly Goals of others over at Elm Street Quilts hosted by Patty!  Good luck with you July goals.



June 14, 2019

South Rim + Pantone Quilt Entry

I've watched the Pantone Quilt Challenge from the sidelines for several years now and decided this year I would participate.

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral.  I even purchased the swatch from Pantone.


I don't know how many 1/4 yd cuts of coral fabric I purchased from Stash Fabrics, just looking for the right matches.  Their interactive design wall was so helpful.


I mixed many prints and solids together.  I even cut many of the prints on an angle to match the tumblers.




Quilting took longer than I expected as I tried to match the thread with each fabric which meant burying endless thread tails.




Photographing was not easy.  I found this wall of coral and took my husband as protection.  He even held the quilt for the me, which is rare.


I'm entering South Rim in the Quilt category of the 2019 Pantone Quilt Challenge.

Quilt Stats

Title:  South Rim
Size: 56" x 64"
Category: Quilt
Country: USA

See the other Pantone Living Color entries at Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House.


Persimmon Persuasion + Pantone Just-the-top Entry

This is the story of a quilt backing that became a quilt top.  I originally pieced enlarged tumbler blocks to be the backing of my Pantone Quilt Challenge, South Rim.   But, my husband said, "Who's going to see that on the back?  Just go and buy some fabric for a backing."  So I did.


The name was inspired by the fabric I thought matched the Pantone Living Coral swatch the best, Tula Pink's Essential Solid in Persimmon.

The other fabrics are Canyon by Kate Spain, Kona Peach, a print from Rhonda Ruth by Elizabeth Hartman, and an Art Gallery print.



When I was taking photos in the back yard, I managed to catch this bee on the hydrangea.




I'm entering Persimmon Persuasion in Just-the-top category of the 2019 Pantone Quilt Challenge.

Quilt Stats

Title:  Persimmon Persuasion
Size: 61" x 69"
Category: Just-the-top
Country: USA

See the other Pantone Living Color entries at Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House.