May 10, 2019

Multiplication in Make Modern

Waiting to share quilts can be so hard sometimes! Today I finally get to share my Multiplication quilt 😊 It's in issue 28 of Make Modern, which is available now.
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
At 96" x 96", this is the largest quilt I've ever made. Before I started, Dad asked how big it was going to be and when I told him, he nodded and said, "So, 8 feet." That stunned me. Somehow an 8' square quilt feels so much bigger than a 96" square one!
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Because it's so big, getting pictures was really hard, especially since the weather was awful the week I finished and needed to send the pictures to Make Modern. We finally ended up taking it to our church and moving chairs out of the way to get a space big enough to hold it up that also had plenty of natural light. Zach and Paul are standing on chairs behind the quilt to get it all the way up off the floor 😊

Whether you describe the quilt in feet or inches, Multiplication fits our queen size bed with plenty to drape down on the sides. Doesn't it look nice with my Infinity pillow?
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I used gorgeous Island Batik Foundations fabrics for the top. I love the beautiful, rich colours in these blender fabrics and I really wish I had the whole Foundations line stashed somewhere.
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I used this Island Batik fabric for the backing. Isn't it fun? It has the colours of the fabrics on the front, but in a totally different look.
Island Batik backing fabric | DevotedQuilter.com
The batting is Warm and Natural and I used Aurifil thread for all of the quilting. I used 2692 to quilt meandering loops and flowers in the black and blue Xs.
free motion quilting flowers | DevotedQuilter.com
Then I used 5005, 1231, 2530 and 2210 to quilt these teardrop shapes in all of the bright coloured triangles. Do you know the proper name for this quilting design? I never know what to call it!
free motion quilting in triangles | DevotedQuilter.com
I bought my Janome 6700 when I was about halfway through quilting the Xs, so it was half quilted on my Kenmore machine and half on the Janome. The difference in the throat space was incredible. I went from 5" on the Kenmore to 11" on the Janome. When I put the needle in the exact middle of the quilt, I still had more throat space available on the Janome than the Kenmore had to begin with!
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
There are books and bookshelves everywhere in our house, lol. Paul and Zach built this bookshelf, using a church pew 😊 It houses our Brandon Sanderson collection (we have almost everything he has written, Skyward being the most recent addition) and many of our other favourite books.
Multiplication quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I highly recommend Make Modern magazine (and not only because they include my quilts, lol). You can get 6 month and 12 month subscriptions. They have also created an All Access Subscription, which allows you to access all 27 of their previous issues with an annual subscription. That's a lot of fabulous quilty content! Click the link to check it out. Or, get issue 28 here.

I'm just finishing up another quilt for Make Modern, which I'll get to share in a couple of months. I love being a small part of such a wonderful publication 😊

Edited December 1, 2019 to say Multiplication is now available as an individual pattern which includes baby and throw size options along with the queen size shown here. Get the Multiplication pattern from my Etsy shop! And please pin this image to help other quilters find the pattern.
Multiplication quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com

14 comments:

  1. Oh Leanne, how fantastic! It looks great on your bed and congratulations on the publication. :)

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  2. I was scrolling through the issue, saw this quilt and had to scroll back to see the designer -- you! So cool! I agree that saying 8 feet is a little eye popping compared to 96 inches :-) The colors in this quilt are fantastic, and your quilting is nice (I don't know what you call those loops either, but I like them). Congrats on the publication! I'll be watching for the next one!

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  3. Congrats! I think I'll keep saying inches feet seems so daunting.

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  4. What a FABULOUS quilt Leanne, and I love how you quilted it. My Bernina just has 7" of throat space so it's really tight, which is why the longarm at 18" is a dream, though a totally different technique to quilting... Those Island Batiks are incredible; I have some of those foundations and they are magnificent. I also keep thinking I need to submit a design to MM (I'm a subscriber too, great ezine) and use IB fabrics for it! And I know what you mean about having to wait to share....I have a 96" one waiting as I type.

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  5. Congratulations on having your quilt published AND on managing to quilt such a large quilt on a domestic machine!

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  6. It looks great. I saw it in Make Modern. Congratulations!

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  7. Well done! And I agree: a quilt that's 8 feet square *is* larger than one that's 96 inches square!

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  8. Very pretty. I really like the black and blue combination.

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  9. Hi Leanne! Oh, I love Make Modern and this quilt is just the perfect example for it. Those black fabric Xs just make those fabulous colors stand out and shine. AND, how you quilted each four-patch with that flower design - holy moly it looks Good. It looks so pretty on the bed - a nice generous size. It's really stunning! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. This quilt is just stunning! So vibrant!

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  11. This is so pretty Leanne. I am impressed you were able to quilt such a large project on your home machine. It seems like it would require so much tugging because of the weight. It looks wonderful though. Well done!!

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  12. Basic black and dark blue fabrics receive a huge pop of color!!! That is a gorgeous finish, Leanne and beautifully quilted too.

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