So... here's one of my favorite quilts I've ever made. Really!! I used batiks provided by Hoffman Fabrics in these lovely orange shades with the offset of the deep slate blue background-- and the orange batiks all have subtle prints-- I love them!! Hoffman fabrics really can't be beat when it comes to texture, and I'm not just saying that! I'm a big fan of the crisp-yet-soft feel of batiks... so much that I'm keeping this quilt for the household... after like a million requests from my husband... you know, not like we don't already have at least one quilt per room... we even have a quilted wall hanging in the kitchen. oops. YOLO, right?
Long-arm quilting was done by Sisters Quilt Shop in Chehalis, Washington. I also used Connecting Threads for piecing.
The Moon Guide quilt pattern is a modern, beginner-friendly quilt in a large throw size. This is a great introduction to curved piecing and the use of negative space. The design is meant to showcase a gradient collection of fabrics.
Originally published in Make Modern Magazine Issue 34 in May 2020, and you can find it here:
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If you click this link to subscribe, I receive a small kickback. This helps me continue to write rad modern patterns for you. And one issue is less than ten dollars. Make Modern is a digital magazine published in Australia. It is delivered as a PDF which you can read on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and print pages as you wish. Make Modern is digitally delivered to thousands of quilters in over 65 countries ... so it doesn't matter where you are in the world, our magazine is truly international! Prices on the website are displayed in Australian dollars but will be converted to your local currency during check out. Pattern measurements are in inches and yards.
Issue 34 is 100+ pages and full of articles + patterns, I can't wait to dig in myself and read all night. From the editors: It’s a funny time now, with more of us staying tucked up at home than ever. We’ve got plenty of ideas for how you can make the most of your stash while you’re staying home, and how to stay focused and productive. When you get through the WIPs and UFOs, there’s a heap of new patterns ready and waiting for you. We consider what quilting was like in the 1950s – mid-century quilters had quite a modern vibe! And if you’re craving travel, you might enjoy our recap of the recent International Quilt Festival in Tokyo.
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Included Patterns: Whirl ‘n’ Twirl Quilt by Anita Lorimer (@breakawaydesign) Altered State Quilt by Jessica Plunkett (@maeberrysquare) Between the Stars Quilt by Leanne Parsons (@devotedquilter) Stargazer Quilt by Rona Herman (@ronatheribbiter) You Deserve a Medal Mini Quilt by Sarah Scott (@piccolostudio_sarah) Serious Sewist’s Pincushion by Lauren Wright (@mollyandmama) Broken Back Quilt or Cushion by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel) Interlinked Quilt by Christa Watson (@christaquilts) Moon Guide Quilt by Paige Anderson (@ponderosacreative) The Last Kiss Quilt by Cristina De Miranda (@shipsandviolins) Featured Articles: Smash That Stash: Pandemic Sewing by Jane Kelly (@janekellyquilts) Modern Quilting in the 1950s by Colleen Hall-Patton International Quilt Festival Tokyo by Emma Kemmis (@ekemmo) Gallery: #quiltersforkoalas by Kristy Lea (@quietplay) Meet the Maker: Carolyn Murfitt (@freebirdquiltingdesigns) Meet the Maker: Karen Brown (@justgetitdonequilts) Tips + Techniques by Alyce Blyth (@blossomheartquilts): Batter Up! The Hustle by Angie Wilson (@gnomeangel): The Pivot Quilt Like a Rock Star by HollyAnne Knight (@stringandstory): Quilting with Rulers Fabric Love by Chelsea O’Hayre (@pinkdoorfabrics): Sewing in the Face of a Pandemic Library: Foolproof Fabric Dyeing by Linda Johansen, and The Ultimate Guide to Rulerwork Quilting by Amanda Murphy
I hope you make this quilt! And if you do, please tag me! On instagram @ponderosacreative #moonguidequilt