Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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!


Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

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!!

Shannon said...

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