One of the members of our local quilt guild (ECMQG) threw out the idea of a quilt along using Larks Crafts Modern Maples back in April.
|Lark Crafts Modern Maples|
The pattern was all over blogland and Instagram last year around November and even Kelly got in on the action and created a lovely quilt. But some of us didn't get a chance to join in until now :)
Our guild is doing a very (and I mean very) relaxed quilt along running from June to Sept. That way we have plenty of time to finish up before the holidays get here. I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.
|Large Floral Prints|
I decided to use large floral prints, which I know doesn't sound to modern but all the prints are newer and from designers like Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. I wanted to do all Amy Butler but as it would seem I couldn't find enough in different colorways. The pattern calls for 18 different fat quarters, I am using some fat quarters some quarter yards. I have only 16 different prints which some I will use twice. There are two prints I am not to sure about but will go ahead sew up the blocks and audition them and make a decision to keep them or use them elsewhere.
|boring line drawing|
Last night was line drawing night - not the most exciting part but the good thing is next is sewing HST which I find quite relaxing.
I was goofing around on Instagram and found many lovely versions of the Modern Maples. I also learned about hashtags - yea I know am I showing my age?? I found a cute mini made by Darcy at Modern Cozy
|Darcy's Mini Modern Maples|
Is it not so sweet?!?! I'd say as sweet as maple syrup!! Now I must make a mini from my scraps!!! It's your fault Darcy :)