Big news, folks! Recently, KMQG member Sarah Elliott designed a quilt pattern that was accepted and published online by Moda Bake Shop, a great source of free patterns for all different kinds of sewn and quilted projects. Sarah's design, called In Good Company, is a real beauty, and she was kind enough to let us share it with our blog readers here. Visit Sarah's website, QuiltModerne, to see more of her beautiful work.
Meet In Good Company, my first tutorial for the Moda Bake Shop!
IGC is my take on a traditional friendship star quilt. I had a lot of fun playing with scale and alternate grid work. I used Natalia & Kathleen's upcoming fabric collection for Moda, Thrive. I am crazy about the limited, modern palette and linear designs in the prints. I'm so happy I have leftover fabric, because I'm going to need to make another quilt and possibly some pillows with the panel that comes with the FQ bundle. Thrive ships in October. (However a quick internet search confirmed it is available for pre-order at Fat Quarter Shop.)
I was very lucky that my annual trip to Michigan fell at just the right time to get some beautiful shots of the quilt with Lake Michigan as a backdrop. My photography skills are a work in progress so I was grateful to have the beautiful blue waters of one of the Great Lakes in the background. If you have a few minutes, I'd love it if you'd check out the tutorial over at the Bake Shop.