Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mod Times were had by all

I finished my Mod Times quilt over the weekend! 

As usual, I pieced the back as well.  In all honesty, the most common reason I piece the back of a quilt is that I don't have a large enough piece of one fabric to do the job.  Yes, I could usually wait one extra day and get more, but who wants to do that when you're ready to start quilting?  
I went a little nutty with all the quilting on this one.  It's for my cousin and his wife, who are expecting their first baby in August.  I usually try to tone down the super-modern feel if I don't have a good sense of someone's style...but I couldn't help it with this one! I used orange thread and loosey-goosey lines to trace the gray borders and then concentric "z's" inside the white sections (more loosey-goosey there too - I can't get enough of that look these days). 
can you see the quilting pattern?

how about now?
I didn't get a good shot of the binding but I used Pearl Bracelet in orange (more of Lizzy House's Red Letter Day line).  I love the way this quilt turned out!  I really hope my cousin does too!

Size = 34.5" x 37.5"
Fabric = 100% cotton
Batting = 50% bamboo, 50% organic cotton bend
Thread = 100% cotton

I also cut my fabric and pieced my squares for the Marshmallow Brochette Quilt Along that Natalie is hosting on her blog, Threaded Mess. (That's right...the second I was done with one quilt along, I started a new one!).    I'm going to donate this one to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge...it relates to my fellowship for breast cancer research...so tons of pink!  It's a story-and-a-half though, so I'll save that for later...


  1. Love your quilt! I also loved your comment on Fabric Obsession about using the color catchers in your washing machine. That hadn't even occurred to me and I will eventually have a quilt with Kona black and white to wash so I appreciate the tip(even if it was technically given to someone else!)!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Congratulations on a great finish!

  3. awesome that you tried my tutorial! Did you ever post finished pictures? Email me the link or add your photo to the Threaded Mess flickr group :)


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