Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

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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. 

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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!).

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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″.

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detail

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!

xoxo

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10 Comments

  1. Little Black Cat Quilting September 21, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful EPP, it stands out so well against the linen! I love the bright colors and the quilting is superb! 🙂

    • Cynthia September 21, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Thank you so very much!!

  2. Ariane September 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    This is such a sweet and happy quilt! Love it!!

  3. Jyoti September 22, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Beautiful quilt! I love the bold colours.

  4. Sarah September 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    This is fabulous. I love the palette and the quilting.

  5. Laura P in NH September 25, 2016 at 4:15 am - Reply

    I love your merry modpods quilt.

  6. Lena September 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    This is so fun!

  7. Amy September 26, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Such a fun quilt! I love all the movement and energy in it – thanks for sharing!

  8. shannon conley September 26, 2016 at 9:31 am - Reply

    This is so fun! Seeing it just made me smile!

  9. Louisa @ Sewmotion September 30, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I love your quilt, beautiful design and gorgeous colours, you’ve got my vote!

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