Make it Modern Project Tour with Riley Blake – Starbreaker Quilt

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!

Happy Sewing, Laura

Aces High Quilt Pattern

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! 

Two-Toned Quilt

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!