Issue 8 of Make Modern Magazine is out and I am pleased to share my A+ Journal Covers in this modern quilty issue. These Journal covers fit over a US standard Composition book. They feature plus sign shapes creating a scrappy look with the plus signs either in brights or neutrals. I tried quilting them two ways, but I think I love the natural, squiggly lines on the aqua journal the best.
Make Modern is an online magazine created by Jane, Lara and Kristy and is filled with delightful modern quilt and sewing patterns. Make Modern is a digital magazine put together by quilters for quilters who are passionate about modern quilting and sewing. And I will add, it is very reasonably priced for the huge amount of content.
This cover is pieced with lots of 1 1/2 inch squares. I thought it would use up some of my pile of scraps. I like the low volume plus signs, they really make the aqua scraps stand out.
The inside features a little pocket to tuck in a pen or pencil. It all closes with some elastic and some funky buttons.
Here is a look at the purple and grey cover with the background as low volume grey prints.
I envisioned these to take to my meetings where I needed to take notes. They also make great gifts with that personal quilty touch. Wouldn’t these be perfect for a favorite teacher or as a holiday gift for a friend who likes to journal?
I am excited about my new holiday pattern now available in my shop. It is called Poinsettia Pop and it is a generous lap size to snuggle under when the weather turns cold. The bright and cheery poinsettia blocks dance across the quilt bringing cheer to whoever receives it.
This quilt is made using large 15 inch finished blocks that stitch up quickly. You only need to piece seven Poinsettia blocks so you can whip it up in time for last minute gifts. I even included some speedy techniques to save you some time. The bright hot pink fabrics, text print background, and alternate grid pattern give this block a very modern look.
The Poinsettia is actually a variation of the traditional Providence block. I am not sure if it is named after the city in Rhode Island or has a deeper meaning of the manifestation of divine care, but it is a lovely thought for a holiday gift.
The layout creates some additional designs and star patterns. You could use my design as a base and let your imagination run wild.
You can find my Poinsettia Pop Throw Quilt pattern for sale by following the link for My Patterns.
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