I was challenged by Audrey Manning to use a bale of homespun from Mill House Quilts and make a modern quilt. The Modern Quilt Club at Mill House Quilts that I attend every month is currently working through the book Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making: From Color to Quilting: 10 Design Workshops by Your Favorite Teachers. This book includes the quilt:
Color Play by Kari Vojtechovsky
Pieced by: Kari Vojtechovsky
Quilted by: Susan Santistevan
which took second in Quilt Con this year! This was the start of my inspiration.
The bale of homespun I chose where smaller pieces. I wanted to use each of these in the cross … but there wasn’t enough fabric! So … I had to tweak by adding a bit of solid. I found all my scraps of solids and made them work!
If you look closely at the rows of crosses you’ll see that as one moves upward on the quilts elements in the piece background start to disappear. By the time you get to the top cross block … all that’s left is homespun and the purple background.
Once I had the top pieced – I sent it to Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb. I sent her a sketch of the quilting I was dreaming of she made my dream happen! The ‘solid’ space in the quilt is sort of sampler quilted. There are different quilted patterns throughout the solid space.
A gorgeous ovular mixed with linear design is quilted over the cross block section of the quilt. And all of this is done in hot pink! I’m in love!
The solid I used is meant to look like it has wrinkles and imperfections in it … so in love with this look too!
Can you tell how happy I am with how this quilt turned out!?