Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mod Curve: A Mini Quilt

My guild, the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, hosts a yearly holiday swap in January. In the 4 years we've existed, every Secret Quilter swap has always been more amazing than the last. We are like a family, and we try to guess who made what for each person. It's my favorite meeting of the year!

This year, the secret partner I received in November was Krishma (@krishmaquilts). She has been a part of our guild for a couple of years, and she's our brand new treasurer! I know Krishma very well and I consider her a quilty friend. Therefore, I was extra excited about this project.

Krishma loves modern quilts, and she's a kickbutt longarm quilter - so I knew my quilting had to be distinctive and especially well-executed, using my domestic machine! Hehe. No pressure... but in all honesty, I wanted the quilting to resonate. I used her favorite colors (those of her longarm business logo) and started piecing fabric strips in color order. I sewed the curves improvisationally, loosely curving them around the same spot.

I quilted the red strip/focal point in pebbles for further definition. The rest was begging for some dense quilting with Aurifil Dove (#2600)!

I bound the quilt with a couple of gray scraps. I purposefully sewed the dark gray fabric alongside the black fabrics. This picture displays that effect well.

11 to krishma from jessica s

Looks like Krishma loved her gift! :) I also gave her a black and white fabric lanyard. I hope this little modern quilt finds a happy place in her home! Making these kinds of quilts is what really gets my creativity flowing. :)

21 to jess s from neva 2

I was thrilled to receive this GORGEOUS purple table runner from my lovely friend Neva @somelikeitquilted, our new president. It's funny that the new president made something for the outgoing one! Here's the rest of Neva's amazing gift: a purple Mod Podged vase and a tissue holder. Thank you again, Neva!!

Photo by Neva Asinari

P.S. 24 quilters participated in our Secret Quilter holiday swap - check out our meeting recap with pictures!

Linking up to: Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. love your black and white mini quilt. My favorite combo. micki@2dogsstudio.us

  2. I love the color gradient you achieved in the mini, and that pop of red is delightful! :)

  3. I love the mini you made, the gradient and the gentle curves go so well with each other, the piece has great flow.

  4. Love the quilt you made! The blacks separating from the whites by a strip of red is so eye catching, it reminds me of a fence or boardwalk on the beach. I totally want to go sew up some gentle curves like this now!

  5. Beautiful! Looks great on the wall!

  6. Gorgeous mini. The red is the perfect addition! Just gorgeous! Secret santa swaps are so much fun! Our guild had one and we all loved it!

  7. Enjoyed the pictures from your guild meeting, as well as the two you showed in this email. Do you have any idea where the girl got the pattern for the lion head?? I am getting to go to see the Lion King with my granddaughters in May and would love to TRY and make something like it. Just a pillow or a small wallhanging for them. Any help, thanks in advance. Patti

    1. Hi Patti,
      I can't email you because you're a no reply blogger, so I'm replying here! I think she made that up yourself. I know there's a lion pattern available here: http://www.violetcraft.com/pdf/jungle-abstractions-the-lion

      Good luck!

  8. The gift you made was stunning and the one you received was just as awesome!

  9. That picture of you is the best one♥️

  10. That black, white and red mini turned out beautifully. Looks like you did well too, very pretty table runner.

  11. That is gorgeous! I am wanting to learn to curve piece! This looks so beautiful! I love the quilting too! I am jealous of your table runner! It is beautiful! Purple is my favorite color!

  12. Love your mini quilt! I have just recently started sewing curves and have found them so fun. Your quilting is beautiful! What a fun swap for your guild.

  13. I love your little black and white mini and I know your friend does too! That is such a nice thing that your guild does! I wish my group did that too!
    I know you are just as smitten with your table runner- lovely!!

  14. Your mini is just beautiful! I love the little bit of red. And I think that purple quilt is also very beautiful... Sounds like it was a great swap!

  15. What a great idea! it almost makes me wish I was in your Guild. Your quilt is awesome--it's no surprise Krishma loved it. And the gift you received is divine! It looks like you had a great party!

  16. Both lovely swap pieces; what a creative guild you are!


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