Mod Circus Quilt

Mod Circus Quilt

This quilt is so bright and fun! It combines two fabric lines from Moda – Apple Jack by Tim and Beck and Mod Century by Jenn Ski.  The fabric lines are stylistically very different – Mod Century is a stylish 1960s mod look and and Apple Jack is a boy-friendly kids line – but they just play so nicely together.

Mod Circus Quilt

Nothing special happening with the piecing here – just rows of charm squares sewn together in random fashion. This was a project I started on one of those afternoons when I just wanted to sew something mindless while listening to Janet Evanovich books from Audible.  (The first 10 or 12 Stephanie Plum books are entertaining but they really go downhill after a while.)

The quilting is the star of this quilt. It’s an orange peel design.

Mod Circus Quilt

I started off quilting this by traveling around each charm but I soon realized that its quicker to move in columns up and down. Then turn the quilt on its side on go the other way to fill in.

Mod Circus Quilt

I quilted this in just a few hours. No marking, no templates…lots of imperfections but hey, it looks awesome anyway! My circles aren’t perfect but I actually like the loose organic nature of them. I will most definitely be using this quilting design again on some other charm quilts I have in the works.

Mod Circus Quilt

(P.S. This is finished quilt number 12 for the year!)

Dimensions: 59″ x  64″

Fabrics: Mod Century by Jenn Ski for by Moda Fabrics, Apple Jack by Tim and Beck for Moda Fabrics. Backing is Castle Peeps by Lizzy House for Andover. Binding is Apple Jack from Moda Fabrics.

Quilting Thread:  Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt 4657 (variegated)

Started: February 2013

Completed: July 2013

Comments

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    I love the fabric and the quilting! I’ve never tried the orange peel quilting, but I think I might give it a try…maybe with my next quilt 🙂

  2. Marty Mason says:

    One of my favorite quilting designs. Fast and easy quilting for the community service quilts I make and donate each month. I agree….the imperfections only add to the charm. Once they are washed, they are just too hug-able to find fault with.

  3. Hilary says:

    This turned out really cute!

  4. Amanda says:

    Love it Lisa!!

  5. Shelley says:

    So pretty! Love the fabric combo and quilting! I need to put together a quilt where I dont really have to think about it! 12 already! WOW! Way to go!!

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you! It is really freeing to sometimes do just simple patchwork. Plus it helps use of some of my huge fabric stash! 😉

  6. Carla says:

    Beautiful finish -and #12! Did you sort of quilt in a serpentine row?

    • Lisa says:

      I would say more like scallops or bunting. I’d go down the row on one side of the seam and back up on the other side.

  7. I absolutely love patchwork quilts, and this is gorgeous!!

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