Scrappy Mod Quads

I can't remember when I purchased the Mod Quads pattern by Designs by jb. I think I was on Pinterest looking for ideas for scrappy quilt designs (I'm still desperate to bring my scrap bins under control) when I found it. I googled the pattern name and designer and was surprised to find no website for Designs by jb. Instead, I found an online shop that sold it so I purchased the pattern from them.

The picture I had seen on Pinterest looked nothing like the cover photo on the pattern. It was made up in black and white fabric with just a few pops of colours. I thought it was absolutely stunning. I had many black, grey and white scraps so decided to copy it and add splashes of aqua fabrics.

And I'm so happy with this quilt! Cutting the fabrics took a while, but the piecing went really quickly. I didn't obsess over which fabrics would go next to which - I just grabbed the squares and sewed them together as they came out of my cut pile.

To stick with the random nature of the quilt, I quilted it with wavy lines guided only by the seams that joined the rows together. The quilting took no time at all.

The backing is a black and white print I had in my stash and the binding is Kona Pond - a beautiful aqua colour.

The details:
  • Pattern designer: Design by jb (link to the pattern above)
  • Size: 48.5" x 60.5" 
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Instructions/construction: This is a very easy quilt to sew. The instructions aren't very detailed, but perhaps they really don't need to be.
  • Would I make this again? I'm not sure to be honest. I might!

I have no clear plans for this quilt. I made it simply because I desperately wanted to use up some of my black and white scraps. I'm happy that my bin of that particular colour is now closing!


  1. The touch of aqua is so nice against the black and white scraps. And hooray for getting a bin to close easily and not find that the scraps have somehow multiplied in the process!!

  2. She's so captivating, Izzy! And that floral backing is stunning!

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