Inspiration: Modern, Improvisational Quilting

Back in August, the lovely ladies of Stumble & Stitches did some local link love and because of that post I had the opportunity to meet some extremely talented and friendly ladies of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I am hoping that I can share some future posts between said ladies to share their creativity and expertise. One of these women is Katie of Sew Katie Did. I am not a quilter (yet) but Katie and the members of the Seattle MQG make me want to quilt. I’ve gone twice now and both times I am almost overwhelmed with seeing the different approaches, projects and the energy that comes from so many passionate creators in one room.

If you haven’t seen it, swing on over to Katie’s blog to see the fantastic baby quilt she made with fabrics from her own stash and those that you can find on Drygoods Design. If you’re in Seattle, Katie teaches several classes at the Quilting Loft, also in Ballard. And for those of you that can’t get over here to the left coast, you’ll be excited to know that Katie’s book is coming out in the spring!

I did have to post a couple of photos of the quilt – thank you to Rendy Tucker (also a modern quilting maiden), of Rendy Tucker Photography). What I think is important to note about Katie’s approach is that you can let color over pattern direct the way you plan. It was really fun to see the quilt and fabric selections evolve in the process. I think my two favorite elements are the orange peel quilting and Melody Miller’s Viewfinders by Kokka. It’s the best color combo ever!

If you’re looking at the material list, please note that the Jennifer Paginelli Lattice/Mikaela Golden print will be back in stock next week!

And, if you’d like to make this quilt but with a slightly more masculine touch than click here to see the fabrics that go with the other Viewfinder fabric colorway.

Thanks so much Katie!

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