October 23, 2017

Modern Patchwork

Photograph by F+W Media. Used with permission.
"Every Which Way" is my newest pattern published in two magazines simultaneously: Quilt Festival Quilt Scene and Modern Patchwork. It looks cool as they staged it, huh? It measures 66" x 92-1/2" and makes a very striking modern statement.

It was quilted by Sew Shabby Quilting with a circular motif, a perfect contrast to the linear pattern. The fabrics are from the Tonga New Java Blenders line by Timeless Treasures Fabrics:

The texture of these Tonga New Java Blenders batiks is fantastic, adding depth and complexity to the design in a way that solids wouldn't.

I used paper (foundation) piecing to achieve the precision I was looking for. The instructions are detailed and have diagrams to help you through the process. This quilt was entirely pieced with Aurifil thread and a small stitch length (1.8 in my Bernina), so stitches will not rip when you remove the paper.

You can find the pattern in these magazines. If you would prefer a smaller project with those blocks, make a bed runner as the size is just right for it. Every Which Way would also look great using prints and many-colored scraps.

I am so happy with how it turned out, and that I can display it in my home. As you can tell, I have a very eclectic taste in quilts even when I designed them. I enjoy pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and this pattern allowed me to do just that.

How often do you work beyond your comfort zone?

Have a great Monday,


  1. Double Congratulations to you! This is a perfect quilt and I love these jewel colors.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the purple and orange combination. :)

  3. Congratulations on your publishings! I like the purple/orange combo. So cool!

  4. Congratulations!! How excititng :-) (yes - their photo does look stunning!) I titled a quilt Every Which Way, once, too - each block was made of 16 hst, and no matter which way you turned a block - it looked the same (provided I made the block correctly ;-)
    happy sewing ~ Tracy

  5. Stunning! I would love to have this hanging in my living room...might have to make one!

  6. Wow! What a stunning quilt! Thank you for sharing!

  7. My but this is just gorgeous to my old eyes!


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