I’m continuing my documentation of projects that haven’t yet made it to my Quilts Page for one reason or another.
Mod Pinwheel is another quilt pattern Jacquie and I created for Quilting Modern that didn’t make the cut, but is available as a free e-book.
The adjective Mod is a little off for this quilt in my opinion, but we named it years ago. When I look at it now it speaks to the traditional side of quilting that I love, with a taste of something a little different.
It’s these ‘eyes’ that are the twist, removing it one step from a traditional straight set layout.
Hanging this quilt up gave me a new appreciation for it.
As always, I have a love/hate relationship going on with this quilt. A little more thought with the value and color placement might have elevated the design, but truly I think this is a pattern that speaks to going scrappy, something we stayed away from in the book, but where my heart really is in quilting.
I see myself playing with this foundation pieced block again with a bin of scraps to see if my vision is true. What a great baby quilt it would make.
Teal dot for the binding and a delicious red dot flannel for the back.
If I had to pull one component that I love most in this quilt it would be the quilting by Angela Walters combined with the flannel backing. Oh wait, that’s two.
I pulled out some sample blocks to dream up something new with, but ‘been there done that’ set in and cutting seemed necessary.
You can make your own Mod Pinwheel with the instructions posted here.
I went ahead and ordered the flooring on the right for the studio. We’ll hopefully install it and paint in the next few weeks. Three Berninas have arrived for student use and tool kits are collected.
Things are coming together;)
Have a great week peeps!
Looks great, Katie. That’s a classic 2009 color scheme you’ve got there, as well. 🙂 (I’m sewing with those colors this week.)
haha, so true;)
Dana Henry says
OMG! I love this quilt! the colors speak to me. Great job
Thanks Dana. I love the colors too;)
Roxanne Miner says
really enjoying the renovation journey!! My sewing room flooring is very similar!
I hope I’ll love it!
Life as Mrs. A says
I think it’s funky and would ale a great quilt for a teenager!
Life as Mrs. A says
Whoops I meant ‘make’ not ‘ale’
I love it! So visually striking.
It does have nice movement. Thanks for the compliment.
It’s so wonderful! I love the fabrics you chose. You have an great eye.
Fabric combining doesn’t come easy to me, so thanks!
Emily Woodward Taylor says
I really like this pattern. It has a lot of movement, as they say, and a little of the unexpected. Both are great design elements. Great colors you chose and it would be great with solids on gray, too. That would definitely make it look modern. 🙂
Good idea with the gray!
Cheryl Arkison says
This might be one of my favourite quilts of yours! That colour combo was so trendy years back, but this still looks great! I would happily make with those colours all the time. And yes, the ‘eyes’ have it!