Modular Motion - A Small Quilt Finish

If I'm going to be completely honest, I've had a couple of small finishes lately because I'm procrastinating getting started on a very large project and I'm not looking forward to all the cutting it requires. Here is my latest small quilt which will probably end up on the wall of my sewing room...

The Modular Motion quilt pattern was included in Issue 31 of the Make Modern magazine and was designed by Jamie Siel. I added it to my list of projects because I really liked the modern feel of it and all that negative space. When I first saw it, I envisioned a super-sized version but in the end, I decided to go with the original size in the pattern (27" square).

This was a quick and fun project to make although it does require some precision in the cutting and piecing to ensure everything lines up properly.

I don't mind quilting straight lines with my walking foot when a quilt is this small - I even went with 1/4" spaces between each line. And on the pieced middle, I stitched some flowers with my free-motion quilting foot. I used Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in a 50 wt for the piecing and the quilting. The thread matches the background (which is a Kona solid - cannot remember the name of it) and it blends in really well with the rest of the colours.

The binding is a little bit of the same grey, a fun pink stripe and Kona Charcoal. And the backing is a leftover piece from my Julia Quilt.

The details:
  • Pattern: Modular Motion from Issue 31 of Make Modern magazine (designed by Jamie Siel)
  • Size: 27" square
  • Fabrics: Kona solids and fat 1/8s from my stash 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove)
I'm really pleased with my little quilt! I think it'll look very nice in my sewing room!


  1. Look at all of that wonderful texture! I love it!

  2. I love your quilting choices for this mini quilt. And I can completely relate to not wanting to cut fabric; it's my least favorite part! o_O

  3. It looks great. It will be a great addition to your room.

  4. Great quilt! I especially like the whimsical binding.


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