Friday, January 31, 2014

Modern Quilts Unlimited: Mod Blocks

I'm so excited to share a quilt with you today that was published in Modern Quilts Unlimited!

Mod Blocks

It's a twin/full size, finishing at 78" x 90" (ish). It was hard to find space to photograph inside since it's been so icky out!

I've applied to a few publications, some with luck and some without, and was really grateful to get picked up by this magazine for a quilt pattern. They were very professional and a joy to work with. I also thought the staged photograph they took of the quilt looked really beautiful:

Mod Blocks

I pretty much want to steal that bed!

The color balance in the magazine made the quilt look more aqua-y than it is in real life, but I think it shows how the quilt can look more feminine depending on your color choice. Not to mention, that was the color I originally wanted to make the quilt in, so I was pretty happy to see it depicted as such, lol :).

Mod Blocks

I used a rectangular meander in a somewhat smaller scale and absolutely looooove the texture it gave the quilt. Free Spirit Fabrics provided me with some Kaffe Fasset shot cottons, and holy cow are they soft! Especially after the quilting. It's currently my favorite quilt to snuggle with at the house. I backed it in a fun crossword puzzle fabric.

Mod Blocks

So if you get a chance to buy or thumb through the winter issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, please do so!! And be sure to check out Elizabeth's quilt in there, as well - I seriously want to steal that quilt. Plus, she took some fabulous photos of it.

Anyway, I'm so excited to have one of my first print publication patterns out!!! This was a big goal for me, and it was a bit of a pain to do all the math and digital sketches, but the results are well worth it :)

Mod Blocks

24 comments :

  1. Congratulations, Amy! I absolutely love this quilt. The design especially and the colours! Great quilting too! Spectacular!

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  2. Gorgeous - I will look out for that magazine :)

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  3. Congratulations! It's really beautiful :-D

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  4. Congrats! It is beautiful quilt!

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  5. Woohoo! Congratulations, lady! Well done ;o)

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  6. Love it Amy and congrats on being published :D

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  7. Your color choices are great!!! I loved the sneak peek you posted and was curious. Now I really want to make this quilt. Keep it up.

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  8. love this quilt, had to go buy the magazine, this willl make a perfect quilt for my son. thanks for sharing

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  9. I love it! This looks like a quilt I would want to make! :)

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  10. Congrats on getting published! Love the choice of backing.

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  11. I love your quilt!!! Now I have to chase down a copy of the magazine!!! Congratulations on getting a pattern published! It's a great one :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, Amy, that quilt is fantastic! Congratulations on its well-deserved publication! I can totally see it in a Jonathan Adler boutique (also read as: I totally need to make one sometime!)

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  13. Love, love, love your quilt! Congratulations on being published! I may just have to get a copy and make that quilt!

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  14. It's fabulous! I love the color combo. Congratulations on being published. I'll have to look for that magazine to add to my collection.

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  15. LOVE. THIS.
    Beautiful design, and congrats on being published!

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  16. When I first saw the quilt, I was in awe. Then when I saw you were the designer, I really was amazed! The quilt is wonderful. I usually am drawn more to what I consider to be traditional quilts and this just pulled me in immediately. I'm thinking about this for my son who is in his mid 30's. Great job and congrats on being published!!!!!

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  17. Congratulations. The quilt is beautiful

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  18. This is awesome! So glad to see what you've been up to lately, besides growing a human being and all! :)

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  19. This is gorgeous, it really does catch your eye.

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