Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Month of Quilt Tops: DAYS 12 thru 15: Modern Meadow

As I alluded to in this post, because I feel I was late to the Joel Dewberry party, I seem to collect and hoard his fabric.  In fact, last summer, I literally stalked one of my favorite Etsy stores waiting for his Heirloom collection to arrive.  Of course, I haven't sewn a stitch with it yet -- I think initially cutting into a collection is the hardest part! 

I have done quite a bit of sewing with his Modern Meadow fabrics, and today I have four new quilt tops to share that feature this fabric.  The collection came in three colorways: Berry, Pond and Sunglow.  I made several Berry quilts for my Etsy shop in my Bricklayer pattern:
Several of the prints are large scale, so I really like how this pattern shows off the bigger prints, especially on the white background.  However, I also loved the way this custom order Irish chain quilt turned out.  It used a combo of the Pond and Sunglow prints, cut into 2 1/2 squares:
I brought all of my Pond palette fabrics with me, as I am determined to clear out the Modern Meadow to make room for new things!  I had collected quite a bit of this -- I think there was a complete fat quarter collection, as well as some scraps and destash from other Etsy sellers.  I started with one of my Hip to Be Square quilts.
Even though I was going to add some white background fabric in alternate squares, I do like the way this one turned out. 

Next, I went with the Bricklayer pattern again:
After finishing these two tops, I was left with mosly smaller scraps.  I cut 45 five inch squares and made a bunch of half square triangles with more background fabric. 
Half square triangles are so versatile -- you can make zig zags, diamonds, squares on point, flying geese.. but I chose the modern simplicity of triangles facing the same direction:
Finally, I took the remainder of the scraps, cut them five inches wide, and pieced them together to make another coins quilt. For more on creating coin quilts, check out this post!

So, if you made it to the end of this lengthy post, I will leave you with the "first draft" of the half-square triangle quit BEFORE seam ripping to fix the mistake!

Oops! I almost always chain stitch my entire quilt top together to save time, so unfortunately, these things do happen.  I was thankful that the mistake was on the edge rather than in the middle!

1 comment:

  1. You have been busy! It's fun to see all of your creativity.