pieced and quilted by Cheryl Brickey, designed by Cheryl Brickey & Paige Alexander
custom photography package by us
This quilt is really exciting to share - it is the quilt that you can make as part of the Modern Plus Sampler quiltalong led by Cheryl and Paige! Isn't it gorgeous? It combines a number of blocks from their book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, arranged in a stunning new layout. There are so many ways you could color this quilt, but Cheryl's careful placement of lights and darks, with dashes of blue-greens, is simply genius.
Be sure to click through all of the photos - not only are her free motion quilting details amazing to see, but this quilt also photographed beautiful draped into different positions - which means it would look great in your home! So go on, join the quiltalong, you know you want to...
PIECED BY ERIKA MANNINGHAM-NICKENS, @MODSCRAP // QUILTED BY DARCIE MAIR, @DARCIEMAIR // CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE BY US
We're back with another quilt by scrap quilting maven, Erika. This gigantic, queen-sized scrappy quilt combines postage stamp squares and bordered rectangles. She expertly mixed these together in warm and cool sections. She backed it with a pop-style print and bound it with an electric yellow.
Erika sent this quilt to Darcie Mair for longarm quilting. Darcie used a chunky, variegated thread and flow quilted edge to edge swirls, feathers, paisleys, and other curly motifs. This quilt has been machine washed and has a luxuriously soft texture.
QUILTED BY JOANNE KERTON, www.CANUCKQUILTER.com // PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE 1 BY US
Pattern available HERE
This fun quilt is perfect for the little ones in your life! Joanne offers a pattern for Starfall in baby, throw, and twin sizes. It combines isosceles triangles and traditional 6-pointed stars in a joyful 'falling' pattern. Joanne sewed this version with bright, vibrant florals alongside a cream background fabric. She quilted it with a combination of straight lines and diagonals, switching whimsically between the two.
QUILTED BY ERIKA MANNINGHAM-NICKENS, @MODSCRAP // CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE BY US
Erika created this queen-sized quilt with postage-stamp, scrappy piecing. She backed it with a fun, newsprint-y fabric that picked up the limey-greens in the quilt top. She bound it with an angled red & white stripe, which gives a fun hint of candy cane to this Christmas quilt.
WHAT MAKES THIS QUILT SUCCESSFUL
Erika carefully created three categories of postage stamp blocks: red squares only, green squares only, and half & half in a checkered pattern. The way she placed these three blocks creates a transparency effect that helps the viewer's eye to move around the quilt. The subtle pattern looks like simple patchwork when the quilt is bundled up, and gives that familiar, cozy feel of an old quilt. Erika updated the Christmas color palette using bright, even lime greens, in place of the typical evergreens. There are even a few hints of turquoise green mixed in.