Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Not Your Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt

My Modern Herringbone quilt is finished.  Get ready for lots of pictures!

The pattern was in the June 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and the original had a different color scheme.  

But I went with a different combination of colors, all solids, with white and light gray.

I'm so happy with the way it came together.  My first "modern" quilt.

Karen Thompson did the longarm quilting, a series of overlapping circles.  This is a panto or edge-to-edge quilting design.

In keeping with the modern look, I used a text print on the back.  I think this fabric is from Riley Blake.  It looks like newspaper columns but the text is actually inspirational sayings.

I used a dark gray solid for the binding.  It fnishes it off without getting in the way of the other colors.

Another shot of the quilt on a full size bed.  The finished quilt is 80" square (I enlarged the pattern by making more blocks).


  1. Your quilt is phenomenal! Isn't it fun working outside your normal range of pattern and color? I think you mentioned that your daughter has already claimed this quilt- I'm sure she'll love it.

  2. What a gorgeous quilt!
    I love your color choices - very pretty!
    Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

  3. Just beautiful and your color choices just make this the perfect modern quilt. Have to say they are catching my eye and never thought I would sway toward these but am thinking I should try one.....thanks Cathy and love it!

  4. Your quilt came out GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Awesome finish !

  5. Your quilt came out GORGEOUS!!!!!!
    Awesome finish !

  6. Your quilt is fantastic. So fresh and bold. I love the contrast of the straight lines in the quilt design and the circles in the quilting. Your first "modern" is a great success.


I love hearing from you - thanks for taking the time to leave a message.