Modern Patchwork - Autumn
Basic squares is about as traditional as quilting gets, but there is so much opportunity in those hundreds and hundreds (literally, this one has 720) of squares to explore modern design and color. I fell in love with the scrappy Trip Around the World patchwork approach with my first one (you may have seen it on my business cards or, you know, everywhere. I love this quilt), that I couldn't resist doing another one.
I don't use the tube method described at the link (at some point I'll write up my process), but I love that I can make this whole top in a way that let's me spin every seam and gives me flexibility in layout. This one was originally meant to mirror my wedding colors, which were navy and yellow with white and gray for neutrals. However, when I added the Kona gold and grellow and tobacco, this quilt took on a totally 70's southwest, beach-bonfire-from-a-vintage-VW-bug kind of vibe. I haven't really made anything in this colorway, but the golds and yellows and macaroni oranges make it look like I plucked the colors right out of my local park! I backed it with a 108" piece of Carolyn Friedlander's gride in yarrow, which was super slick. I actually ended up cutting the piece in half and sewing them together, and was able to get this throw-size back out of only one yard!
This guy is also the first full-size throw quilt (48x60) that I've made specifically to sell. I really didn't know where/if I would get pulled in designing for my shop, but my brain keeps settling on these modern patchwork quilts. I actually have my next fabric pull already on the cutting table! I hope to have a few more available for Christmas, but if you are interested in commissioning something specific, let me know! I'm also working on some baby quilt ideas, and a few other things. One piece from the fall collection has already sold (!!) so be sure to check out everything still there if you're looking for something to dress up your fall or Thanksgiving decor. <3