November 05, 2019

Flower Path in Make Modern

Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I am excited to finally get to share another quilt with you! Flower Path is in issue 31 of Make Modern magazine, which is now available. Use code '31for6' by November 10th to get it for $6 AUD.
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
The design for this one came about through playing around with an orange peel block in EQ8. I wanted to see what I could come up with if I put the orange peel in some blocks, but not others. I can't remember how long I spent moving those blocks around, but eventually I hit upon this arrangement and I loved it, which of course meant it had to get made 😊

I used Island Batik Foundations fabrics in Cherry and Taxi for the orange peels. The background is called Storm and I love the depth in the different blues.

I used a glue stick to attach the orange peels to the background, then stitched around them with a zig zag stitch in matching Aurifil thread. I used 1135 for the yellow and 2270 for the red. I find I really like using a glue stick rather than fusible web for these simple shapes.

Warm and Natural batting and more Storm for the backing and I had a quilt sandwich ready for quilting. I've been basting all my bigger quilts on the foyer floor at our church when there's nothing going on there and it's so convenient. Lots of space and I'm not in anyone's way like when I baste on our kitchen floor. And, since I'm also the church janitor, I have inside knowledge of when the floor has been freshly mopped 😉

I had a lot of fun quilting the yellow flowers created where the orange peels cross. First, I quilted a circle at the end where they meet, going around a couple of times, before stitching arcs back and forth to the other end of the orange peel.
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
The red orange peels got wishbones, which are one of my favourite designs to stitch. Quick and simple, plus it's easy to fit them into any size shape.
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Then it was time to quilt the background. First I went around each orange peel, then echoed around them all again. Then I quilted a meander and flower design all over. I tried to quilt big, I really did, but it never seems to work for me, lol.
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
The Aurifil 1135 really shows up on the back! You can just barely make out the 2270, too.
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Flower Path quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Pick up your Make Modern issue 31 today. Don't forget that until Sunday, November 10th, you can use code '31for6' to get the issue for only $6 AUD.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the publication. I love the dark background and how the bright orange peel colors pop - even when viewing the quilting from the back.

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  2. Wow! This is a great quilt and I’m so pleased for you. I love the quilting you did too. Congratulations!

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  3. This is so fun and cute! Congrats!

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  4. Hi Leanne, I was just going through the Make Modern Magazine and saw your quilt. It`s really great. I love Orange Peel quilts and really like your quilting. Please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. We'd love to have you join the fun!

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