Modern Trellis Pattern!

I finally finished! ūüôā ¬†Thank you to those of you requesting¬†the¬†pattern, I appreciate your patience! I have officially posted it to my Craftsy Pattern Store. It involves quite a few pieces and steps, so I went ahead and labeled it as intermediate. I did illustrate almost every step, so hopefully just about anyone can make one! If you do,¬†please let me know! I’d love to see how other people interpret the pattern with their own fabric choices.

Modern Trellis - Must Love Quilts

Speaking of fabric choices, I’ve been super excited to see folks making quilts from my Water/Waves pattern! Check out Lisa’s version over at Shiner’s View, and Tracey’s MSU tribute on her Instagram. I am actually working on a new version of this quilt for an upcoming quilt show. The show is just two weeks away and I have sooooo much left to get done before it’s time to turn in our quilts. I decided to “matchstick quilt” this one¬†and I don’t think it will ever end. Once it is all done I’ll post a little more info about the fabrics/threads/process. For now here is a pic of what it looked like prior to basting/quilting. I’m calling this one “Sunset.”

Sunset - Must Love Quilts


Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday. Within the next week I plan on finally getting around to posting a tutorial for my Grand Granny Baby Quilt. Until then, Piece Out!


Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge

First, I want to thank everyone who has posted kind comments regarding my Michael Miller Challenge Quilt, Modern Trellis. I truly appreciate everyone’s positive feedback and I’m so happy the quilt has been well-received. It was fun to make from start to finish. There is nothing quite like starting with design doodles and ending up with a finished quilt that actually turns out better than you expected! For all those interested, I am currently working on the pattern and hope to have it on Craftsy in the next couple of weeks. I want to make sure the directions are easy to follow, but I’ll be sure to announce when it is ready.

There were over 300 entries for the Michael Miller Challenge, and it was so inspiring to¬†look through the forum at the different ways people used the fabric. The MQG released their top nine and the winners a couple weeks ago,¬†and I’d like to offer congratulations to those selected! There were so many great entries and I’d like to go ahead and highlight some of my favorites that didn’t make the cut this time. Here they are in no particular order!

First up, Pinwheel Pods by Jessica of A Blue Sky Kind of Life. I noticed a lot of folks tried using negative space that wasn’t white, and I think Jessica was really successful using the greys. I love how she paired the colors of the pinwheel squares and used the white sashing…I just overall loved it all.


Next up is a gorgeous quilt by Victoria of the Roanoke MQG. Unfortunately I don’t have any other details or a blog name, but the quilt was too pretty not to share!

roanoke mqg victoria

Courthouse Petals by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is another great example of someone who used grey successfully. I love the classic quilt with the modern fabrics, great job Cheryl!

meadow mist designs

This next quilt reminded me of my days as a lifeguard and pool manager. Is it just me or does the quilt make you want to jump into a pool and toss around some beach balls? Even the quilting reminds me of rippling water! This quilt was made by Emma Thomas-McGinnis of Quilties.

quilties by emma thomas mcginnis

Another quilt with no blog or extra info ūüė¶ ¬†This one is by Neva and was posted to the forums. I absolutely love the way she pieced the shards of fabric and quilted it to make it look like the fabric is exploding! Great effect and example of how quilting can add a new twist on the pieced top.


I love slanted lines when quilting and think Angie of the St. Louis MQG composed a beautiful modern quilt. The darker grey/black really makes the fabric pop with this design. Visit her blog at Sew Crazy for Quilts to check out her work.

Angie of Sew Crazy for Quilts

Last up is this beautiful quilt by Betty Seinfeld, again, no blog or extra info. This one reminds me of my days back in design school playing with gridwork.

betty seinfeld


That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed these folks’ beautiful work as much as I did. Check out their blogs and leave them some love.

Piece Out!