This is part of a 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.
I am a bit behind on my Modern Patchwork project, but I'm picking it back up this month with Fire Drill, which is on Pages 52 - 61.
Fire Drill is one of several quilts in the book that use templates. Full-size template patterns are included on a pull-out page in the book but, if you're interested in purchasing acrylic templates that you can cut around, you can do so at the Tabslot Etsy shop. (Thanks, Jill!)
After the craziness of QuiltCon, I feel like working on something a little quieter and, to that end, I'm going to remake the Fire Drill quilt with this quieter back as the front.
In contrast to the fiery oranges of the original, my back-as-front Fire Drill quilt will feature a cool color scheme inspired by these prints from Dear Stella's Kallianthi collection.
I pulled some coordinating solids to combine with the prints and some Essex yarn-dyed in Flax for the negative space. The prints and colors feel to me like they belong on some tropical beach and I think the linen plays nicely with that idea.
(Other solids are: Kona Peacock, Lagoon, Cyan, Caribbean and Windsor, Michael Miller Luna and Marine, and Art Gallery Nocturnal.)
I cut the fabric strips for the giant zigzag according to the Make it Scrappy cutting chart on Page 61, cutting all of the wider strips from the prints and the more narrow strips from the solids. (This is the opposite of the regular pattern, where the wider strips on the back are solids and the more narrow strips are prints.)
This is already feeling very calming, and I'm looking forward to showing you more next week!