Modern Star Quilt Progress

My fifth star in the “Stars Galore” quilt! I’m extremely happy with how this star turned out. It is a paper piecing pattern. I love it so much I’m planning on using it as the centerpiece block. I’ve made a few paper pieced blocks before, but can’t say I got hooked. After making this block, … Continue reading Modern Star Quilt Progress

Modern Star Quilt Progress

In between working behind the scenes on the Sew, Let’s Quilt Along, (the first mystery block will be released next Tuesday 3/12!), I am making progress on my version of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s “Stars Galore” quilt. I’m making a total of nine 24 x 24” finished blocks with a total of 191 4.5” background  squares. When … Continue reading Modern Star Quilt Progress

Hearts on a string!

I  saw a cute “Heart Pennant Throw Pillow” tutorial on Amy Smart’s blog Diary of a Quilter. I made a table runner version for a February coffee table decoration 💕 I discovered that I have no batting (why???), so I used a piece of flannel for the center as well as a backing. It’s a … Continue reading Hearts on a string!

Modern Matisse Quit Top

Ahhhh, a quilt top! My goal is to finish this quilt for my mother by Christmas day! I have the three layers ready to be pinned tomorrow. I’m also working on a list of all the different quilt blocks used in the quilt. The backing I found for it is flannel and it’s perfect! In … Continue reading Modern Matisse Quit Top

Modern Matisse inspired quilt

My mother loves the artist Henri Matisse. She especially loves his cut-out pieces. She said to me that if I ever wanted to make her a quilt, she would like one a made of bright bandannas to compliment the Matisse posters she has.   Last January I started participating in Patterns by Jen’s #2018MonthlyColorChallenge. Each month a … Continue reading Modern Matisse inspired quilt