This is one of the kits that I ordered from Bluprint
print during one of their sales. It’s a good thing I did as I just checked their website and the item is sold out. I wanted to make a quilt that’s more modern and this one fit the bill. Much of what I sew is more traditional. I seem to gravitate to fabrics and patterns that involve flowers and pastel colors. I love that Bluprint has it all figured out. With my purchase I receive the fabrics and the pattern to make my project. At the time of purchase, my pattern is stored on the Bluprint site for easy access and I also receive a hard-copy in my package.
This pattern is made with a jelly roll and two yards of fabric. I would rate the pattern as a beginner quilt. I love this kind when I need to make something quickly. I also like that I have the pattern forever and can purchase more fabric in the future and make it again. The large white areas will lend themselves well to my FMQ and all the squares will be easy to FMQ quilt with a loop or bow in each of them. I’m not sure what I will use for a backing but with all the variation of color and the fact that the front is made out of solids, I should be able to pair it with a small print with white background and looking for the print to pick up a color or colors in the front.
The pattern did not have a specific color layout and allowed me to choose what colors would go where in the various blocks. You can play around with the pre-cut strips and lay them out in a way that’s pleasing to your eye. The most challenging part of this quilt top is making sure you cut these strips on the correct angle and line them up for sewing.
Angela Walters featured this quilt on her Midnight Quilt Show and provides a “how-to” video.
(Update 11/22/22 – Bluprint is now Craftsy. Craftsy’s offers how-to videos by subscription)
Here is the link to receive this free pattern, Modern X If you do not have one already, you will need to create an account in order to get your pattern. Don’t worry, there’s no cost for creating an account. (Be sure to check out all their patterns, many of them are free.)
Wondering what all you will need to complete this quilt?
Here’s the list:
And of course, you will need a sewing machine. My quilt top was sewn on a Juki TL18-QVP. I also Free Motion Quilt using this machine. If you would like to learn more about these machines, check out the Juki and other brands at Sewing Machine Plus Company. There is a toll-free line or an online chat available to ask questions and receive guidance.
Thank you for stopping by to read my blog and see my project. Happy Sewing!
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