Hi! I am so excited to share my Make it Modern project with Riley Blake. One thing that really says modern quilt to me is the use of solids. Typically I only use solids as a background. Using all solids to create this quilt was so much fun! Riley Blake has a great selection of Confetti Cottons. And I decided to go all PINK! No surprise there with the amount of girls living in my house! We love pink!
I love ombre and I wanted to create that effect with my quilt. And these pinks were spot on! I also fell in love with this Blossom print. It’s called ‘All the Pink’ and is a perfect match!
I used my pink tools to match! My Oliso pink iron is one of my favorite tools! It gets so hot and is the perfect size to keep by my sewing machine for quick pressing. I love my Olfa pink rotary cutter. And Aurifil thread is my favorite to use! I use 2021 white to piece everything!
One of my favorite tools is my Plan to Quilt planner. This undated planner keeps all of my projects organized. I really loved using it for this project. Now I have record of which solids I used for this project. (It can be hard to remember which solids I used!) Shannon is offering my readers 10% off Plan to Quilt when you use the coupon code SMITTENCHICKEN!
I had so much fun working on this quilt! It comes together so fast! And is my newest pattern! Welcome to the quilt world ALMA! You can check it out in my Etsy shop.
So now you are asking, why would you name your quilt Alma? After doing some research, we found that Alma means heart and soul in Spanish. (my husband speaks Spanish- thanks for Spanish lesson Kev!) That is exactly what quilting is for me! I pour my heart and soul into each and every quilt. Especially my patterns. So Alma it is!
Doesn’t this dusting of snow work perfect with this quilt? We went on a winter hike for some beautiful quilt pics. We found these old ruins close to me that just needed a little heart and soul…Alma.
This quilt is perfect for Valentine’s Day. But we celebrate love all month long! Our anniversary and my birthday are also in February. So I won’t be putting away this quilt anytime soon. I think I may leave it out all year since we all need a little more heart and soul right now!
I had to show a close-up of this quilting. Kim Santariello of Buried Threads did an amazing job quilting up my quilt. She used the design Keryn’s Chevron. I love the bold, modern look this quilting adds to the quilt. Its a perfect match! I also had to bind it with Riley Blake black and white stripes. They make the best stripes! And you can find them in so many colors!
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