EEEK!! I am so relieved to be able to announce the Mod City Center Quilt Along and to have this quilt pattern done. I have been tinkering with it for about a year now. I have decided to add more sizes to all the new patterns that I create for Brown Bird Designs, but that has left me with having to decide what the right size for a twin and a queen quilt is . . . For me this was a can of worms.
Originally, when I wrote the twin size, it was way too long. But I didn’t figure that out until I was laying my finished blocks out. This left me with a decision to make . . . should this be changed? This is something I struggled with for about six months. Because I felt like the throw size and the queen size didn’t have the same issue, I ended up changing the twin size. I feel much better about the pattern. Hey, you live and learn right?
The fabrics I used in this quilt are all Riley Blake Designs. Most of them are by the Tattooed Quilter (aka Christopher Thompson), whom I absolutely love! This is from his first line called Blue Carolina. I also threw some of RBD’s Basics in the mix, like the Pink Scissors, that’s such a great print. I think it blends perfectly into the quilt because of the French Bulldog print; it has pins, and what goes better with pins than scissors.
For the quilting, because it is so big, I did straight lines on my sister’s long arm. One block is left unquilted because I am going to do some hand stitching on that block. I picked a larger pink gingham print for the back and used a deep navy with pops of pink flowers for the binding. The quilt is soooo soft. It makes me want to curl up in it. My hubby has tried to stake his claim to the quilt, but I haven’t decided what to do with it yet.
For this pattern’s release, we are going to shake things up a bit. Instead of one simple giveaway, I am going to be hosting a quilt along with lots of prizes. In fact I will be giving a prize away with each new step. (see below) So, let’s make a quilt together, share our progress, and have a blast! This quilt along will be perfect for a new quilter. However, this pattern will be fun to make, regardless if you are a new quilter or a seasoned quilter. Post your pictures with #ModCityQuiltAlong on Instagram so everyone can see what you are making.
Each step will have its own hashtag revealed in that step’s blog post. This is because I will picking a new winner with each step. I will also have a few extra gifts to give out aside from the scheduled step giveaways. I haven’t decided how these will be picked; maybe the person that interacts the most or the one with the best tip . . . we shall see. So, save the date for the Mod City Center Quilt Along.
Here is the tentative schedule for the Mod City Center Quilt Along
May 30 – Picking out fabrics
June 6 – Cutting and organizing
June 13 – Making Block 1 & 2
June 20 – Making Block 3 & 4
June 27 – Putting the top together
July 4 – Free week Horary!!
July 11 – Backing and basting the quilt
July 18 – Quilting
July 25 – Binding
Things to do to prepare for the Mod City Center Quilt Along
The pattern is for sale in my Etsy shop, and during the Quilt Along the pattern will be 25% off. Use the special quilt along code MCCQA for the discount. Hopefully you will have loads of fun making the quilt, meeting new quilty friends, and winning some awesome loot. Below you will find giveaway items.
If you are interested in joining the Mod City Center Quilt Along, introduce yourself on Instagram. Share a photo of yourself, your quilt room, tell us a little about yourself and your favorite notion using #ModCityCenterQuiltAlong. I can’t wait to meet you, so let’s get quilting!!
If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Privacy on Instagram
Since I want to make this a fun and interactive experience, I would like to use Instagram. If you don’t have it and need help setting it up, let me know. To participate, please make your Instagram account open to the public. If it is not public, I won’t be able to see your photos and won’t be able to pick you as a winner in the giveaways. If you have issues with this, I understand. Direct message me and let me know.