Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings Together

17 Jul

I’m off to FQ Retreat at lunchtime tomorrow (yippee), starting with a road trip with Emily, Jo and Susy – I can’t wait.   I have 2 quilts to squeeze in to Emily’s car, this one and this one:

Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings Together

I’ve mentioned it a few times before, here and here and the fact that my target was to get it finished by today.  Big tick for me and for my ALYOF goal too.

Back of Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings TogetherIMG_0663

I followed Jeni’s tutorial for the Modern Plus quilt and it worked just fine, except that I scaled it down at Jeni’s suggestion as the FQ bundle was cut short (less than 18″).  I pieced with Aurifil 2021 50wt which is fine and my machine loves it.

Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings Together

I quilted approx 1/4″ either side of each seam using Aurifil 2150 40WT.  I had a small reel of it and was fairly sure it would run out during quilting so before I started I put out a plea on Instagram and Katy kindly saved the day sending me a big reel of it.  I’d not used this weight of thread before in my machine but it quilted beautifully giving slightly more definition that the 50 WT I’ve previously used.

Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings Together

Now all it needs is a label which Laura will bring to retreat.  I plan to spend Friday evening on the terrace at Baden Powell House with the FQ crew, Alex Veronelli and a glass of wine stitching labels on both these quilts.

Modern Plus Quilt for Siblings Together

Delma from the charity Siblings Together is also coming along to meet us and take away a pile of quilts for this years summer camps, I will have tissues at the ready.

Quilt Stats:

Size: 58″ x 68″
Fabric: Superstar by Riley Blake
Backing fabric: Superstar by Riley Blake
Binding: Superstar stripe in orange
Quilting: Quilted by me on my machine
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Wadding 80/20
Pattern: Modern Plus Quilt by Jeni B


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