Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quilt-It Modern

Welcome to my day on Riley Blake Design's Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour! When I was invited to join the tour and saw it was all about the new line of Confetti Cottons solids, I was all in. I chose some colors without really having a plan, and by the time they arrived, I was thinking big and bold, like a super-sized traditional quilt block made modern.

After debating all sorts of blocks, I finally settled on Aunt Sukey's Choice, a block that could be pieced in a variety of ways while emphasizing different colors as well. Speaking of colors, I chose Mermaid Tail, Lime, Dandelion, and Rainforest, which make a bold statement against the mixed ‘background’ of Cloud and Sand Dollar.

Finishing at 48" square, the jumbo Sukey block goes together quickly and would make a generous-sized baby quilt or small lap quilt. I'm sharing a mini tutorial in case you'd like to make your own!

Supplies needed for quilt front:
1/2 yard each of Mermaid Tail, Lime, Rainforest, and Cloud
2/3 yard each of Dandelion and Sand Dollar

Cutting instructions:
8 - 8.5" squares Lime
4 - 8.5" squares Mermaid Tail 
4 - 8.5" squares Rainforest 
16 - 8.5" half-square triangles (HSTs) in Sand Dollar and Dandelion [To make 1 pair, cut 1 - 9.5" square of each color; place together, marking a diagonal line on the back of 1 square; sew 1/4" on either side of line, cut on line and press seams open. Trim each HST to 8.5" square.]
1 - 12.5" pieced center diamond [Cut 16 - 3.5" squares in a mix of colors. Piece rows and columns to create a 12.5 unfinished block.]
2 - 13" squares Cloud, cut on diagonal [Sew one triangle onto each of two opposite sides of pieced center block. Press. Sew triangles onto 2 remaining sides and press. Trim to 16" square.]

Arrange squares and blocks according to diagram. Piece rows and press, then sew columns together.

There's such a delightful variety of color in the full line of Riley Blake Confetti Cottons, which I found lovely to work with. See the complete schedule of the Quilt-It Modern Blog Tour below, plus you can also follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #ModernQuiltTour.

June 27 ~ Andy/A Bright Corner [abrightcorner]
Caitlin/Salty Oat [saltyoat]
June 28 ~ Caroline/Trillium Design [trilliumdesign]
June 29 ~ Debbie/A Quilter's Table [aquilterstable] you're here!
June 30 ~ Jessica/Euphoria Jessica [euphoria_jessica]
July 1 ~ Anorina/Samelia's Mum [sameliasmum]
July 5 ~ M-R/Quilt Matters [quiltmatters]
July 6 ~ Christina/Sometimes Crafter [somretimescraftr]
Natalia/Piece N Quilt
July 8 ~ Katie/Sew Katie Did [sewkatiedid]