Amber Elliot of Alderwood Studio has a new quilting book that I predict is going to be a big hit! You can get Modern Heirloom Quilting here now! You’ll definitely want to order yourself and all of your quilty friends and family a copy for the upcoming holidays. It would make the perfect gift!
Amber is the creative behind Alderwood Studio, Modern Makes Membership, and Pattern Writing Academy. There’s a lot more than that though, so I definitely suggest you give her a follow on Instagram!
I had the opportunity to make a project from this book, and I want to share that with you all.
Rose Quartz - the baby one
The quilt I made from Modern Heirloom Quilting is called the Rose Quartz quilt. I decided to make the baby size, which I was able to sew up so quickly!
I wanted to use fabrics that I had on hand, because I have been feeling pretty “reduce, reuse, recycle” about my fabric recently. BUT I would’ve picked these fabrics out anyway because they work so well together! The fabrics used for the top are Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids in English Toffee, Latte, and Georgia Peach. This combo gives a groovy, retro feel to the quilt that I love so much. Yay for that perfect stash fabric win!
The backing fabric I used is actually a dinosaur bed sheet from Target! If you haven’t backed your quilt with a bed sheet before, I definitely recommend it! You can get some really cute printed sheets from Target for some low prices, too, if you happen to find some good ones on clearance. You can use what you have in your home to back your quilt without spending any extra money though! Chances are you already have a cute sheet waiting to be a part of your next quilt.
I finished my Rose Quartz quilt with a mix of hand quilting and machine quilt. I quilted some organic lines throughout the quilt, which will really give this baby quilt a soft feel to it. I didn’t try to overthink the placement of these lines too much - I just echoed a few here and there and kept it pretty easy breezy. I love how this quilting turned out.
For my binding fabric, I went with Gran Piano Trinkets from AGF that just happened to be in my stash. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use a striped binding! I think it was the cherry on top of this modern quilt.
Modern Heirloom Quilting Makers
There are lots of fantastic makers out there that also had the opportunity to make a project from this book. They all made some pretty awesome quilts and now I need to make myself my own versions! Feel free to check out their makes in their blogs:
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