This is part 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. This is the first post about Glam Garlands, which is on Pages 24 - 33 of Modern Patchwork.
Glam Garlands is probably the simplest quilt in Modern Patchwork. It's an assymmetrical composition featuring wonky-pieced tumbler shapes that I think look kind of like paper garlands.
There are three sizes of garlands, each of which is made with a different-colored group of fabrics. This finished quilt measures about 49" x 68".
The front of the quilt has white negative space. . .
. . . and the back of the quilt has light gray negative space. The three floating blocks on the back of the quilt are made using the same fabric rectangles that are used to make the tumbler shapes on the front.
Alissa and I developed our patterns independent of one another, at around the same time. Alissa's quilt is uniquely hers and my quilt is uniquely mine, but we're both playing with assymetry and lines of color coming from the top of the quilt.
Looking at Alissa's quilt made me wonder. What would happen if I integrated the sharper lines of her quilt into my Glam Garlands composition? This month, I plan to find out!
To do this, I'm going to use the Glam Garlands pattern from Modern Patchwork with some minor modifications. You can check back next week to find out more about my new quilt top.
And, if you haven't already, definitely check out Modern Minimal. Lots of wonderful ideas there!