So the kids are in school today - that means that I have no more excuses to keep up this blog and I am so excited to share this quilt with you, finally. I made it this quilt as an example of another version of my pattern, Just Call Me Modern? to take to the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild in July. That was a fun trip! Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram would have already seen snippets of this quilt, but I am happy to say that I now can share the entire quilt with you.
I wanted to create a totally different look with this quilt compared to my original one. The fabrics are so out there on this quilt, the V and Co Ombre fabric for the inside piecing was perfect. It really made me step out of my comfort zone and do something different than I normally do.
Let's just say I didn't have time to do a full custom quilting job on this quilt, but I did add some amazing detail to some of the blocks. The white thread I used was on purpose, it worked well and disappeared in the background fabric, then gave an awesome look to the plain fabrics.
I used White Glide thread with Magna Glide bobbins and I used only one layer of Hobbs 80/20 cotton poly batting.
I can't tell you how much fun it was to quilt these arrow blocks. I tried to create a new design for each one, but ended up with a couple repeats.
The pinwheel block quilting above gives a whole new dimension to the pinwheel. The texture is unreal and I am so please with the quilting. I think I could make a whole quilt with pinwheels now and quilt them all exactly like I have on this block.
The waves in the background are really fun and I guess you can say that this quilt is a little more modern than my traditional approach to quilt design.
I had to throw in one row of beads. So fabulous!
I used Moda Crossweave fabric for the back. When I was making the arrow blocks for the top of the quilt, I just made two arrows at a time to make another row for the back of the quilt. I really love how it turned out.
It's kind of crazy how close my arrow quilting is to the arrow row on the back, you can see that above. I should have planned that better, right? Haha - that would have been a nightmare.
Oh, and what would I do without a tall, handsome man to help me? Clint is so good to put up with all of my great ideas to take pictures outside and connect the quilt to the rain gutter. I just really wanted outside lighting for this quilt. I think it was worth it.
This last picture is a throw back to my time in Newport, Oregon and the setting was absolutely perfect. The wavy quilting goes perfect with the waves of the ocean and I can see this quilt being a special beach quilt in the future.
Okay, so if you love the pattern and want to make your own, buy the paper version here, or the PDF version here.
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