Tag: Modern Quilts

Modern Flannel quilt part 2

I am making good, no, I would say great progress on my What is old is New Again flannel quilt. When you have chunky strips and blocks, you can finish a whole side pretty quickly. And finish I did which allows me to post my progress or Modern Flannel quilt part 2. Here is the... Read more »

Make a modern Baby quilt top in a day

I was invited to a baby shower for a sweet baby boy arriving soon. The parents-to-be include the son of a very good friend of mine. I’ve know him since the day he was born and I went to his wedding. He is an art teacher and a musician. As part of my wedding shower... Read more »

Modern Green Nine Patch Irish Quilt is Finished!

I had such a wonderfully relaxing day today and part of the glory was that I finally got the binding on my quilt. Which quilt you ask? I forgive you for asking, it’s been two months since I started after all. My modern green nine patch Irish quilt is finished. If you need an update,... Read more »

Quilts from QuiltCon 2015

The signage at the show was great. In fact, there really wasn't anything I didn't like about the show or its organization.
I went to QuiltCon with the hope of getting inspired and oh baby, I was inspired and then some! I took hundreds of pictures of quilts and the tags next to them. Some of the pictures were on my phone, others on my casual camera and still others on my better camera. I loaded them... Read more »

Modern big pieces of fabric quilt - tutorial part one

It’s been cold here in the Chicago area nearly the whole month of January. I take that back. It’s been cold, really cold and frigid. At night I sleep with two extra quilts on me. Yes, two! I have an extra one all ready for cold nights at the bottom of my bed. The second... Read more »

Modern Blue City Quilt

I love my modern blue city quilt that I just have to blog about it again.  Again? Yes, if you followed me on my other blog site (Hi to all ten of you) then you have already read its history. I think it took about 4 months and 13 or so blogs to go from... Read more »

Template Free Kaffe Fassett Quilt Finished

I can feel some grumbling out there in Quilting Sewing Creating land. I know, I know!  I promised that the Template Free Kaffe Fassett quilt would be finished by mid July and it is now nearly the middle of August. I was hoping you wouldn’t notice, sorry! However, good news, the quilt is now finished,... Read more »

Vintage and Modern Blue and White quilts - always popular

Vintage and modern blue and white quilts are my favorites and I am lucky to own a number of them. Just two colors? Yes! The sharp color contrast appeals to me as it did to many quilters at the end of the 1800’s. Indigo was such a superior dye that many women made blue and... Read more »

Modern quilts and traditional quilts - what are the differences?

I love all quilts and I just don’t want to have to declare myself a traditional quilter or a modern quilter.  (Although I did have a semi hilarious experience in a quilt store where a cranky woman queried, “You’re not one of them modern quilters, are you?”)  Sometimes in life you have to choose, you... Read more »

Modern baby quilt on Longarm with red snappers

I was able to load the “modern” baby quilt onto Gladys the Gammill pretty quickly, hurray! I have been pretty motivated to sew because that baby is coming in less than a month. I want to get a few more things done so I can just enjoy her once she gets here. Here is the... Read more »