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 each of the book quilts in some way. Right now, I'm working on a new version of Glam Garlands (pages 24 - 33 of Modern Patchwork). I'm using my Glam Garlands pattern, but integrating elements of Alissa Haight-Carlton's Drip Quilt from Modern Minimal. You can see my post about that here, my post about making the blocks here, and my post about the quilt top here.
I constructed the blocks for the quilt back a little differently than the pattern calls for, but I made them exactly the same finished sizes.
If you're making a quilt like this, you may want to make 16 extra of each of the quilt front blocks in each size/color to use for these back blocks. To make the back blocks, sew the 16 blocks into 4 rows of 4 blocks each. You'll need to add a little more fabric to the large and medium blocks (and the width of the large block will be trimmed down a little bit) to get exactly the right size, but starting with 16 extra quilt front blocks can add some harmony between the quilt front and back.
One thing that I didn't take into account is that the quilt top I made, while the same height, is actually several inches wider than the quilt in the book. Because of this, I'm going to add a 4" strip of the Kona Steel I used for the background to one side of the quilt back - just to make sure that it's easy to line up the layers when I make my sandwich and do the quilting.
This top and back have been hanging up outside my sewing room for a few days and I've been loving the colors. Looking forward to showing you the finished product next week!