I’m excited to share my Make It Modern project for Riley Blake Designs! I used Riley Blake’s Confetti Cottons solids with my Starbreaker quilt pattern and I am so happy with how it turned out!
This was my first time using Confetti Cottons and I loved sewing with them. The fabric has a soft and silky feeling while still being thick which is a great combination! I used nine colors for the main prints and they had a nice retro vibe to them. The colors I used were Frosting, Marsala, Canyon Rose, Curry, Moss, Lodge Pole, Avocado, CapeVerde, and Oceanside. I was so excited to cut into these fabrics and start sewing the I accidentally left Frosting out of the picture! I used Light Grey for the background and Mediterranean for the backing and binding.
I released the Starbreaker quilt pattern earlier this year and it’s one of my favorite ones to make. The pattern is fat quarter and quarter yard friendly and the blocks are pretty big so it all comes together fairly quickly.
I quilted it using a simple grid with straight lines spaced 1″ apart from each other. I like to go fast when I quilt which lends to a lot of imperfections in those straight lines, but I’ve learned over the years that the denser the quilting is the less you can see those imperfections!
If you haven’t already used Riley Blake’s Confetti Cotton you should definitely give them a try!
I’m so excited to release my latest pattern – The Aces High Quilt! You can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop here!
Precut Friendly Quilt
The Aces High quilt comes in five different sizes with three different styles – it can be made as a two-toned quilt using yardage, as a multi-colored quilt using fat quarters or quarter yard cuts, or as a scrappy version using two inch strips (perfect for a jelly roll if you don’t mind trimming down the width of the strip).
This pattern utilizes a lot of strip piecing for the most efficient assembly. Tip: If you have a Stripology ruler by Creative Grids the cutting and sub-cutting will be lightning fast!
For my two-toned quilt I used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Titanium, Harbor, and White. The quilting was completed by Lindsey Kleinschmidt using the Kaleidoscope pantograph from Karlee Porter. You can find Lindsey on Instagram @quiltschmidt.
Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt
I used a fat quarter bundle on this beachy themed Aces High quilt. I love using precuts since they are so fun to buy and you don’t have to worry about matching any colors or prints. This quilt used the Moda Bella Teal fat quarter bundle, with Kona Cotton Sand and White for the background and Color 2. The quilting was completed by Sarah Campbell at Stitch Mode Quilts using the Golden Curls pantograph by Urban Elementz.
Pattern Tester Quilts
This quilt pattern wouldn’t be what it is without the help of my amazing pattern testers. They whipped up this quilt in less than a month and provided great feedback while making gorgeous quilts!!
Ashley @bluelilacquilts made this wintery quilt using a fat quarter bundle of the Snow Day fabric line by Mister Domestic from Art Gallery Fabric.
Petra @craftyquiltymom made this stunning scrappy version and added her own twist to the pattern by using a pop of yellow in each corner. I absolutely loved this fun version!
Sue @vinyardquilts made this beautiful version using Kona Cotton Juniper for the background with Kona Snow and Michael Miller’s Burlapped fabric for the accent colors. I have a green version on my bucket list and can’t wait to get started on it after seeing her quilt.
Maryanna @marvelousauntiem used a Simply Color jelly roll by V and Co. for this scrappy version! This fabric line is one of my favorites and her black background really makes those colors pop!
Kelsey @lindas_sister went with a holiday themed version and it’s so festive! I’m also super impressed that she not only made the top in such a quick time frame, she quilted it too!
Erin @eshoberg used Speckled Fabrics from Ruby Star Society and this one really sparkles! The blues and greens give this one a wintery feel too and is perfect for this time of year!
Debra @debrasander started out making a throw size and decided to turn it into a queen sized quilt. Blue and white is always a classic combination and this is just beautiful, I can’t wait to see it all finished!
The Paper Sun quilt pattern is now available, you can purchase it in my Etsy shop here!!
The pattern comes in five different sizes and is a fun and versatile design. The pattern calls for four fabrics plus a background, it looks great in solids or prints!
This version is made from Pure Solids by Art Gallery
Fabrics, the colors used were Dried Roses, Blossomed, Spruce, Parisian Blue,
and Linen White. The quilting was completed
by Jamie at Quilt Drop, LLC using the Feathered Unfurled quilting design.
I also made a baby quilt using some scraps of Cotton + Steel and Birch Fabrics that I had in my stash, I just love the soft look of this one.
I also had an incredible group of pattern testers on this quilt, all of their quilts are beautiful, and they chose great fabrics.
Sue @SueViny has me dreaming of summer and warmer weather, it looks like she wrapped up the sun in her quilt!
Justine @greatheronhandmade used Ruby Star Society and made this incredible baby quilt, I absolutely love the pink and orange together!!
Michelle @mlsmith325 used green and greys (and accidentally made a Seattle Seahawks quilt) for this stunning version. She also not only made the quilt top, but quilted and bound it in less than two weeks!!
Courtney @Courtcrafts82 used the Scarlet and Sage collection to make this red and green version for a Christmas present, she also used minky on the back to make it super snuggly!
Nadia @Sleepylittledarlings made a scrappy Christmas version using the Winterberry fabric line, this looks like another snuggly one!
Gwen @Gosewing81 made this adorable baby quilt and used an animal print as the background fabric, I’m sure this one will be loved for a long time!
Sue @susanquiltinator used Rifle Paper fabric and it’s so beautiful, I can’t wait to see this one all quilted up!
Ashley @oeiboymomquilts quilt is stunning with different shades of green, her color placement is spot on!
Jamie @quiltdrop used a dark blue fabric for her background and it’s fabulous. I’m looking forward to seeing what quilting design she chooses, she always comes up with the perfect one.
Jennifer @jenn_tries_to_quilt made this baby version, those shades of blue and purple are the perfect color combination!
Tracey @ttabes80 made another gorgeous quilt and the pops of orange look so good, I love it!
I am so thankful for all of these amazing pattern tester,
they did an amazing job and I couldn’t have done it without them!
I’m so excited to release my latest pattern – The Sweet Leaf Quilt! You can find the pattern in my Finely Fabric Etsy Shop.
The Sweet Leaf quilt comes in five different sizes and two different layouts – it can be made scrappy or into a rainbow version using seven different colors.
The scrappy version is precut friendly – the baby and throw size can be made with fat quarters and the large throw can be made with a layer cake! I love using precuts for quilts because you can get a lot of different prints that all coordinate with each other.
This quilt pattern wouldn’t be what it is without the help
of my amazing pattern testers. Below are
the quilts that they made, I love how different each one looks!!
Ashley @oeiboymomquilts made this gorgeous quilt using the Alma line from Ruby Star Society, she even has two more versions in the works!
I’m so excited to release my first quilt pattern – The Looking Glass Quilt! You can find the pattern in my Finley Fabric Etsy Shop.
The Looking Glass quilt can be made with a layer cake, fat eighth bundle, or fat quarter bundle. I love using precuts for quilts because you can get a lot of different prints that all coordinate with each other. When I was designing the quilt I wanted something specifically for fat eighths. Though they can sometimes be difficult to use they are one of my favorite precut sizes. After making my first Looking Glass quilt I then realized that I could easily use 10” squares and have even more of a color variation within the blocks.
This quilt is also beginner friendly, it is made up of one block
using three different prints each. The blocks
are laid out to have a mirrored window effect.
The quilt pattern has several diagrams to help you piece and layout the
The Looking Glass quilt comes in SIX different sizes!! The quilt pattern includes the following sizes:
crib, lap, throw, large throw, twin and queen.
I used a fat eighth bundle of Kate Spain’s Longitude Batiks collection
for the quilt with the white background.
The background fabric is Kona Cotton in Snow. The quilting was completed by Emilee Hathaway
I used a layer cake of Alison Glass’s Diving Board collection for the quilt with the black background. The background fabric is Grunge in Iron by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. The quilting was completed by Sew Let’s Quilt It in Dallas, TX.