My entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival this year is a quilt I recently finished for Janome Canada as part of their new “M” Series machine launch. 


ModPods: Making Merry

Making and designing this quilt was so much fun! I based the design around the logo I designed for the machines and the colours we chose for it (you can see more about it here).


I matched up the logo colours to Kona solids colours and my awesome peeps at Robert Kaufman Fabrics so kindly supplied the fabric for it!


This was the first test I did for it in the “for real” fabrics. The top is made up of English Paper Pieced applique flowers, and all hand assembled and appliqued onto Essex linen blocks.


It’s not your traditional EPP, the pieces are large, and curved, which presented some challenges but after one block, I got the hang of it. I also discovered a really awesome podcast, Arel Moodie The Art of Likability and listened to many hours of inspiring thoughts and interviews as I stitched (go check it out if you get a chance!).


The blocks themselves are also quite large, so, once all the handwork is done, it goes together quickly and makes a good sized finished quilt at 50″x60″.



I quilted the entire quilt with a freemotion lazy daisy, swirly pattern, in a variegated neutral thread in shades of grey/brown/white/linen. I don’t believe in having somebody else quilt my quilts, I want my energy and providence stitched into them only. It’s just what I like to do and I enjoy the final quilting, it becomes like a signature.

I am currently working on the final pattern, which will be available for sale very shortly!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Amy Ellis for hosting such a fun festival!