Mothers Day Petal Patch Quilt
Oh my oh my was this not a FUN quilt. I’m a sucker for a pattern with great photos and this one did not disappoint. This modern eye catching quilt was a first for me as far as curves go.
I had cut curves and sewn them using different rulers but never by template before. I was nervous about it. I pushed off cutting the fabric for three days before I just finally dived in. I think we have all been there. LOL Procrastination at its finest.
The pattern is written very well. It includes curved piecing and some strip sets. Who doesn’t love a good strip set to make the quilt come together quickly? I was worried the piecing would take a while with it being curves but it wasn’t bad at all.
I was even more nervous about sewing the curves but after watching a few YouTube videos I felt I could tackle it. All of the quilters on the YouTube videos suggested pinning the center and the ends of the curves and I would say this is a MUST.I am not a pinner. Im a hold it together and hold your breath and it should come out just fine kind of quilter. LOL The curves got easier and better each one I completed. The more you do the quicker you will find a groove and be knocking them out. The two fabrics really do pull themselves together as you feed them through.I got all the blocks finished and thought maybe I won’t add the border, but I’m glad I did. It was almost to busy. The eye didn’t know where to go without the border. The border calmed it all down and gave clarity to the quilt.
I quilted it with one inch straight lines because I loved the natural movement of the blocks and did not want to distract from the fluidity. I used Glide thread, color Cool Grey (10CG3) on top and in the bobbin.
It was a joy to make and quilt. I am already thinking of doing a sunflower color palette for next summer. We shall see. So little time soooo many quilts I want to make. Here is the color palette I went with all Moda Solids but one.
If you would like the pattern it is available in the Modern Monthly publication by the Modern Quilt Guild. The pattern is Petal Patch by Heather Black.
You can join a guild near you or as an individual member; which is what I did. It’s only thirty dollars per year and totally worth it with all the content they create. The Modern Monthly is published quarterly and this past one had three patterns. It is defiantly worth the valve. Visit https://mqg.memberclicks.net/join to find out more. They also offer a news left for “Friends of the MQG” if you are not sure if you want to join.
Happy quilting and keep it positively peachy!
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