Friday, April 8, 2016

Mod Log Cabins

My photo shoots have been rather uninspired lately, I blame the weather, but the pics of this one are long overdue.

This isn't really my usual style but I pulled this one together so I could practice FMQ on the longarm at Laurena's.  It wasn't intentional but it kind of feels like I just ran down the MQG's modern quilting checklist...  "These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work."  Yup, I hit them all:-)  You can read the whole backstory on the construction of this quilt here.

This quilt is really all about the quilting.  Some of my favorite sections are the Sunburst in the center...

And these swirls and bubbles.  I definitely need to work on making my circles round but I think this is one I'll use again.

I also love the effect of these overlapping boxes.  This is a design I find very challenging on my domestic but it was really easy on the longarm.

I was lucky enough to get a well timed gust of wind to show off the back.  It was serendipity that I spotted this Deer Valley print from Marden's in my stash.  It really is the perfect backing for this quilt!

Amy of 13 Spools has a great tutorial on Free Motion fillers that work well together so next time I'm going to try to add a few of those to my repertoire.  What's your go to FMQ filler?

Checking in at this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 48" x 62"
Fabrics: Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids: Canary, Raspberry, Wisteria, Iris, Opal, Cloud, Periwinkle, Powder Blue, Kryp, Dirt, Ginger, Sailor, Caribbean, Seafoam and White.
Binding: Kaffe Fasset Serape.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: Signature Mint.


  1. Beautiful! I love all of the different quilting designs!

  2. The quilting is gorgeous! Love the backing fabric too. Very nice work.

  3. It must be so much fun to quilt on a long arm. Someday I'd love to try it.

  4. I love this quilt--the colors are gorgeous...beautiful quilting...hugs, Julierose

  5. I admire your experimental nature! And that backing couldn't be any more perfect! It was meant to be.

  6. Fantastic! Great way to practice FMQ!

  7. Bravo! Love the quilting styles! You did indeed check off all the modern quilt boxes and Iove this!