Friday, May 28, 2010

Ta Da!

Slight change in plans today. I promised I would post more photos from Quilt Market, however, something big happened today and I need to share.

I finished my very first quilt! And it only took me 14 months...

The pattern is called the Mod Sampler and I believe it was the very first Oh! Fransson quilt-along. I used Amy Butler Belle and Lotus prints for the blocks (mainly from my stash) and part of the backing. The sashing is Robert Kaufman's Essex Linen (cotton linen blend) in white. The bottom half of the back is straight up rust colored linen that I purchased at Treadle Yard Goods (just a little shout out to my favorite local fabric store!).

Here's my sweet girl checking out the finished quilt. Don't get that corn chip too close, though, please.

My next quilt is already in the works. I'm doing a modified version of this square in a square pattern from the Moda Bake Shop using a Hello Betty Retro layer cake. My blocks are done. Now I just need to decide on sashing and start sewing.

By the way, I see that Elizabeth Hartman (Miss Oh! Fransson herself) has a quilting book called The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker coming out later this year. I assure you I will be first in line when it's released!


  1. Beautiful! I love how the back has some blocks, too.

  2. OMG. I love it! And your girl is the most beautiful model ever. Congrats on getting it finished. Lovely!!! and modern...

  3. OMG! That is your first quilt??? GORGEOUS!! Keep it up girl! : )

  4. Hi Annik,
    Thanks for the shout out from the Treadlettes!

  5. Jess, it's my pleasure. No doubt this won't be my last shout out.