I am so excited today to be introducing a new fabric line from Free Spirit Fabrics - Modernist by Joel Dewberry!
Look at these beautiful colors and prints! Teals and plums, tans and aquas...
...even some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle green, which made my grandson very happy!!!
I knew right away when I saw this fabric that I wanted to make him a shirt, because it is absolutely his favorite color. I think he likes it! In fact, he liked it so much he wouldn't stop jumping up and down, making for a very blurry picture. So here's a clearer shot!
This shirt was made using the Arrowhead print in Emerald.
But with all these beautiful fabrics to hand, I knew I wanted to make some other things. And of course, the first thing that sprang to mind was a quilt! I needed a baby quilt for a little girl, and I really loved the Prismatic print in pink...
I paired it up with some low volume prints for the background - you can see them better in this photo...
...and backed it with some beautiful white linen. Lots of swirl quilting made this quilt super cuddly - perfect for a new baby! If you want to make one of your own, there's a tutorial for it here.
And then this happened! I took a class at QuiltCon - Wedge Play with Christina Cameli. I decided to use some of the Modernist fabrics in my design, and this is the end result!
The front is made using six different Modernist prints sashed by a solid cream fabric. I appliquéd the half circle to a field of natural linen, which was a bit challenging to work with but made for a beautiful top!
I had so much fun quilting this one, doing both straight line quilting on my tabletop machine and then loading it on the long arm for some custom quilting.
Look at that gorgeous texture!
But - - - there were still so many beautiful fabrics left, and I still wanted to play! So I gathered up the teal and green fabrics and paired them up with a mid-range gray solid...
...and made this version of my Supernova quilt! I love the way the blues, greens, and gray complement each other.
It's quilted with a simple loose loopy curving meander that lets the colors and design shine! If you want to make one of your own, there's a tutorial here, and you can see it in another color scheme, too.
I had some leftover half-square triangles when I finished this quilt, so rather than let them go to waste, I put together a couple of pillows to go with the quilt!
Some simple straight line quilting, a little binding, and these were ready to show off!
And I had some little wedges left over from cutting the wedges for the first quilt - and who can bear to throw away pretty fabric? So here's a cute little table runner I like to call Chopsticks...
Some matchstick quilting helped the sashing recede into the background, allowing the fabrics to take center stage.
And one last shot, just because it's pretty!
Many thanks to the folks at Free Spirit Fabric for giving me the opportunity to share these beautiful fabrics with you! I hope I'll be sharing more creations with you soon, because I didn't have a chance to play with this little bundle of Modernist...
...or with this one!
I'm thinking there may be some Easter dresses hiding in there!
If you're interested in getting some Modernist for yourself, I've seen it at several on-line fabric stores in the last few days, including but probably not limited to Fabricworm and Hawthorne Threads. Several of the prints also come in voile... yummy!!
Thanks for bearing with my picture-heavy post - I hope you found some inspiration here today!!
And just a reminder - there's still time to join in the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! Signups started yesterday, and there's a giveaway you will be entered in if you sign up by March 18th. You can read more about it by clicking here!