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 playing catch-up with this holiday version of the Rapid City quilt (Pages 42 - 51 in Modern Patchwork). My previous posts about this project are here and here.
This quilt was made using my Rapid City pattern from Modern Patchwork. The print fabrics are from Monica Solorio-Snow's Winterkist collection. (You can read more about the solids and my process of fussy-cutting the little Gnomas by following the links at the top of this post.) The background is Essex yarn-dyed in black.
Because the piecing is so strongly linear and the print fabrics feature so many circles, I went back and forth about how to do the quilting. I actually started with a more circular pattern, but found that it looked too busy and so spent several hours picking it out!
The back is very simple, using one of the snowflake prints, one of the raindrop prints, and one of the prints wiht the snowflakes and raindrops together. The black and gray snowflake print is my very favorite from Winterkist, so I was happy to find a piece big enough to include on the back!
I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have made such a significant dent in my WIP pile. My Day Glo Farmer's Wife and Periodic Table quilts are still in progress, but those are ongoing and will likely take many more months to finish. Besides those, I have NO remaining WIP quilts. Woo hoo!
I think that means I can start a bunch of new ones, right?
I actually finished a fifth quilt this week, which I'll post about tomorrow, so check back for that! :)