Monday, November 23, 2015

GPS Quilt

Hello there!  Today I am going to show my GPS quilt.  The pattern for this quilt appears in the Fall 2015 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, available now.  

This quilt was really fun and easy to sew, with all straight seams and bright fall colors.  I wanted my color palette to evoke the feeling of  bright Autumn leaves popping out against a cloudy gray sky.

The arrows pointing in different directions gave the quilt it's name, GPS.  My husband can't go anywhere without his GPS, and it seems it is always "recalculating".  Ha!ha!  So in summary, this quilt is like driving around the countryside on a brisk and cloudy day in Autumn.  You may not know exactly where you are, but it is a lovely drive, nonetheless.

I played with the blocks on my design wall while I was stitching this quilt and came up with these three other interesting designs I may use in future projects.  I love my design wall.  I cannot remember what I did before I had one.  It has become an essential part of my sewing process.

My favorite feature of the GPS quilt is the way the gray swirly quilting stands out against the black arrows.  I'm lovin' it!  I used Superior's King Tut thread in a solid gray to get these gorgeous results.

Here's another angle shot of the GPS quilt on my bed.  It's a tiny bit narrow for my bed, but just perfect for couch cuddling with my boys on these chilly Fall evenings.

The GPS quilt is in this issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited.  If you sew one, please share a pic!  I would love to see it.  Do you enjoy the modern quilt movement, or are you more of a traditional quilter?  Leave a comment below - I always enjoy hearing from you!

Have a lovely day,

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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