Friday, June 2, 2023

❖Three Quilts❖

 I have three modern quilts to share with you today--the first two made by Kyle and the third one is mine!
Quilt Info #1:
Maker: Kyle
Pattern: Modern Pickle Relish by Modern Quilt Relish 
Size: 53" x 73"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% White Cotton
Thread: Glide--White
Pantograph: Echoed Swirls ⤵️ from Longarm League
This is the perfect pantograph for negative space--dense and random, without the look of rows. ⤴️⤵️
Interesting Info: Kyle made this quilt top about 10 years ago--I wouldn't have guessed it! It looks very modern with all that negative space!
Quilt Info #2:
Maker: Kyle 
Size: 50" x 57"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton
Thread: Glide--Light Turquoise
Pantograph: Sparkler ⤵️ from Dawna Sanders
I love how the quilting Kyle chose mimics the design in one of her prints!!!⤵️ By the way, all digital longarm quilters, this is a free pantograph!
Interesting Info: You might be surprised to hear that Kyle also made this quilt awhile back. It has a very modern feel to it, with the design and color combo of turquoise and orange! 
Minkee on the back always shows the quilting at its best!!!⤴️
Quilt Info #3:
Maker: Me!
Pattern: Turning Twenty Again by Tricia Cribbs
Fabrics: Bee Grateful by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics
Size: 64" x 80"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton
Thread: Glide--Cornflower
Pantograph: Honeycomb with Bees ⤵️ from My Creative Stitches
The quilting, Honeycomb With Bees, doesn't show up much on the front, with all the busy prints. It does show up more on some of the fabrics on the back. ⤵️ This is just a peek of the back--come by on June 21 for the full reveal of this backing design from Kelly Young's new book, Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs. This is my 6th quilt back from that book--recommended!!!!
Interesting Info: There are a dozen or so Turning Twenty books, starting out with The Original Turning Twenty, using 20 fat quarters to make a throw quilt. Turning Twenty Again is the pattern I used. It's the second in the series--more complicated and interesting, it's been around since 2004. It's a quick make, especially if you stack your fat quarters when cutting and do chain sewing. I've made several over the years and it's a super fun make!
I bought this bundle, "Bee Grateful" a few years ago and Spring seemed like  the right season to make something out of it! I had 12 half-yard pieces and used all of it, giving me 24 blocks. I put the four extra blocks on the back.
This sunflower print is one of my favorites in the group!!!⤴️
I'm very happy to use this bundle for a quilt, as I'm sure Kyle is happy to have her quilts finally finished, too!!! Keep on quilting! 

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy


  1. Beautiful quilts, Nancy! I especially love your bee fabric. I made a Turning Twenty quilt a long time ago - it was fun! I did not realize there were so many versions of them now.

  2. I remember making a Turning Twenty quilt a long time ago. It must have been the original because it really was a long time ago. While Kyle's quilts are very nice, I do like the more "traditional" look of yours. And I love the panto and the bees! Have a good weekend!

  3. What a cool looking, mostly white quilt. Very fresh feeling to it. The shape formed by the blocks is reminiscent of the shape of the USA.

  4. What fun quilts! I love that Kyle's quilts are old but modern in look. That sparkler pantograph is really perfect on the second quilt. The pantograph on the first one is fun too and looks great in all the white space! Love your turning 20 - they are so versatile - and the honeycomb bee pattern is just perfect! What a nice trio to show together.

  5. Great quilts! I agree with Ruth, Kyle's first quilt reminds my of a modern US map. I love the panto's you choose for each quilt. You always seem to get just the right design to compliment the quilt. Keep 'em coming! I look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I have both of these books and you are so right - they are timeless! The Honeycomb quilting is so cute!!!!! I'd love to do the Pickle Relish - but reversed - more pattern and the blocks like windows. Easing myself into "large" open spaces. Thanks so much!

  7. All beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing photos.

  8. It's nice to see modern makes. I am smiling about Modern Pickle Relish, a design by Modern Quilt Relish who are Jill and Marny... quilting friends of mine when I lived in Iowa. They started their quilt design business is the early days of the modern quilt movement (like 2009-2010) and were in the Des Moines MQG chapter found by my friend Doris and me. I'm glad to see Jill and Marny's designs are still around, and certainly still looking modern!

  9. Saw these on IG and to come here for all the details. I must say that you do not disappoint :-) May your creativity continue to inspire us all!

  10. your Bee quilt is so cute!!! Love all those fabrics - and the quilting is too cute!!

  11. The modern quilts are gorgeous, and it's very surprising that they were made a long time ago! I love the quilting design for the first one, and how the second is so well coordinate with the fabrics ;) I love the cute little bees you quilted on your quilt, and these prints are in the mood for summer!
    Thank you for sharing these beauties, and linking up.

  12. I am always transfixed by the beautiful quilting you do, Nancy. The fabrics you used for your quilt are so pretty. The design is lovely and of course the sweet little quilted bees are perfect.

  13. Oh my, wow wow wow such awesome, outstanding, beautiful, gorgeous and ... quilts. I love it, and will not mind having one of those in my house.
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  14. All are fabulous quilts. "Modern" quilts have been around for a while... just more popular now. ;)


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