Today is my stop on the Blog Tour/Wrap-Along for Melody Miller and Alison Tannery's new book, Ruby Star Wrapping. Subtitled "Creating Gifts to Reuse, Regive & Relove" Ruby Star Wrapping is all about creating beautiful gift wrap from found materials.
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. Click here to see all of the posts.
Today, I'm going to walk through my fabric choices for the Metropolis quilt and mini quilts in Modern Patchwork with the hope that it will help you to make fabric choices for your own quilt or mini quilt.
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 debated in what order I should attack these patterns and ultimately settled on sticking with the same order as the book. That means the first quilt up is Metropolis, which is on Pages 6 - 15 of Modern Patchwork.
You've probably heard other authors talk about what an exciting moment it is to finally hold their finished book in their hands. With Modern Patchwork it was almost as exciting for me to get back the boxes of quilts I had sent to my publisher so many months ago. I found that having the stack of quilts back at home really made me want to make some of them again - maybe in dramatically different fabrics or using some of the alternate ideas shown on the mini quilts in the book.
During the next year, I'm going to revisit each of the quilts in Modern Patchwork, highlighting one of the 12 quilts each month. You're welcome to quilt along (or just follow along) with me, starting on Thursday, July 5.
Thanks so much for following along this week! This is the last of four posts and we'll start with a photo of my Looptastic quilt. Looptastic is made with patchwork rings that are appliqued onto the quilt top. Looptastic and Owl eyes are the only two quilts in the book that use applique, but they each use slightly different machine applique techniques.
This is my Fire Drill quilt. The quilt top is made from pieced diamond blocks and half blocks in lots of firey oranges and softer creams and taupes. Despite the bright colors, particularly of the orange solid fabrics, the prints I used for this quilt are fairly delicate. There are several floral and lacey prints in the mix here.
Owl Eyes applique and patchwork quilt featuring Shades of Grey prints from Daisy Janie organic fabrics.
I thought that the appliqued ovals on this quilt looked like cartoon animal eyes, hence the name Owl Eyes. I realize, however, that the color scheme may make you think more of hard-boiled eggs. Either way, I love the look of all of those ovals stacked together.
For me, one of the toughest things about writing a quilting book is creating a whole bunch of new quilts without being able to blog about it. Now that almost all of the Modern Patchwork quilts have found their way home, I want to take this week and do some blogging about them!