This is the first of a year-long series of posts about the quilts from Modern Patchwork. I'm highlighting a different quilt each month, and will be remaking either a regular size or mini quilt version of each of the book quilts.
I still have a couple of Metropolis posts planned but, now that we're in August, I wanted to also start working on this month's quilt, Roller Rink. Roller Rink is the second pattern in Modern Patchwork and it measures 52" x 80".
My favorite thing about this quilt is the long, skinny blocks, each of which measure 4" x 16". It was fun working with blocks in this unusual shape!
There are "light" and "dark" blocks, each of which have a pieced value scale made from different red print fabrics. To me, the value scales running around the quilt top look kind of like flashing lights, which is how the quilt got the name, Roller Rink.
The quilt back has a larger value scale made from red solid fabrics, plus more of the same blocks from the front.
For my August project, I'm going to make the entire 52" x 80" Roller Rink quilt. This time, I'm going to play around with using scraps of gray print and solid fabrics to make a variety of different blocks.
I'm looking forward to getting started!