Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tribal Chain - Featured in Modern Quilts Unlimited

This quilt was something I sketched out nearly two years ago and it languished in my design notebook until I pulled into EQ a little over a year ago and shared it with the lovely folks at Modern Quilts Unlimited. I had a crazy idea of using the Riley Blake neon solids that had just come out at the time, and thought it would make a really bold quilt...bold is quite possibly a giant understatement with this quilt!

Tribal Chain - FMQ detail photo img_8215rt_zps563ff457.jpg

Photographs cannot possibly show you how bright this quilt is. I literally felt like I needed to put sunglasses on just to be in the same room with those neon fabrics when I was working on this quilt. It was really comical when I unfolded the quilt to show to a friend before I sent it off and she shielded her eyes. That being said, I really love the design of this quilt, and I think the neon solids make it even more unforgettable.

Tribal Chain - full frontal! photo IMG_8223rt_zpse7363b38.jpg

Quilt Stats
name: Tribal Chain
size: 59" square
pattern: Tribal Chain, in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited
fabrics: Neon PinkNeon Green with White by Riley Blake
quilting: all-over woodgrain quilting in white #2024 Aurifil 50 wt thread
binding: Medium Neon Chevon in Pink by Riley Blake

Tribal Chain photo from MQU Spring 2014 issue - photo by Kevin May photo MT5A0879_zpsb8302250.jpg

You'll find this quilt pattern featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, alongside some other beautiful quilts from Jacquie Gering and Heather Bailey plus a profile on Heather with loads of beautiful photographs from her sewing space! You can usually find Modern Quilts Unlimited at Jo-Ann Crafts stores and Barnes & Noble. It's one of my favorite quilting magazines these days, so I definitely recommend you check it out!

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt and I love the 'tree trunk' quilting that you have used. I enjoyed trying that technique out from your Craftsy Class. :)

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  2. Hi!!!! Yes!!!! Very bold statement!!!! I love it!!!! Very unique design!!!! I love the quilting too!!!!!

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  3. I really like the pattern and the bright neon colors really make it pop! It also reminds me of old arcade game graphics (in a good way!).

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  4. I think it's the early 80s lover in me but I kind of adore the neons.

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  5. I really love the quilts that you make. I have a question about your craftsy class: are the free patterns paper pieced?

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  6. Now that's a pink and green quilt:-) Fabulous!!!

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  7. Elizabeth, we had such fun photographing this quilt! It was actually a snowy day in Santa Fe and we had to make it look like Spring! Editor Carol Zentgraf is actually in that picture - hidden behind the quilt and tree holding it in place. Thanks for submitting such a fun quilt. Vicki Anderson, Publisher Modern Quilts Unlimited

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  8. Love the quilt! Looking forward to getting that pattern.

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  9. Love the quilt. I saw it in the magazine. Might have to get some of that neon solids....

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  10. I love neon colors and the tree trunk quilting is terrific.

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