Modern Holiday… not just for the holidays (and a preview of The Quilt Show!)

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I was going through my files this week when I came upon these comp files.  They are from my original pitch for Modern Holiday.  At the time we were talking about doing two versions of all the quilts (crazy, I know) – in holiday and non-holiday projects.  Eventually this idea was abandoned in favor of including more projects, but I thought you all might be interested in seeing the pictures.  Even though most of the fabrics aren’t available anymore, these picts might inspire you to make some Holiday non-holiday quilts of your own!

The final Holiday Squares, in various Christmas prints by Michael Miller.

A larger version of Holiday Squares in “Heirloom”, by Joel Dewberry for  FreeSpirit,

Holiday Squares in another color story of “Heirloom”, by Joel Dewberry for  FreeSpirit,

The final version of Crossroads, in various red and aqua fabrics by Michael Miller,

Crossroads in various Christmas Fabrics by Robert Kaufman
Modern Madness, in “Flurry” by Kate Spain for Moda.

Modern Madness in “It’s a Boy Thing” by Michael Miller.
I SO want to make this one!

The final version of Snowfall, in Brrr by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman.

A non-seasonal version of Snowfall on a dark background.
This one is in Kumari Garden by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.

A lighter version of Snowfall,
also in Kumari Garden by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit.
My favorite design at the moment –
the final version of “Trimming the Tree”.

Trimming the tree set a little differently.
Large spring blooms in Flora by Lauren and Jessie Jung for Moda.

Another floral version of Trimming the Tree.
This one is in Sweetwater’s Circa 1934 collection for Moda.

This was yet another way of setting the ornaments/flowers in Trimming the Tree.
I know this is Robert Kaufman Fabric.  I think it might be Laurie Wisbrun too!

Another version of the Ornaments in holiday fabrics by Robert Kaufman.

The ornament pillows as featured in Modern Holiday,
in Riley Blake fabrics by Doodlebug Designs.
Pillows made with the same setting I used for the floral version of Trimming the Tree,
inspired by the Ornament Pillows in Modern Holiday.
In Veranda, by me!
Holiday Wreaths as pictured in the book – in beautiful polka dot prints by Robert Kaufman.
One can never have enough of those!

The Holiday Wreaths quilt sans bows, showing Kate Spain’s  “Terrain” collection for Moda.
It looks like spring!  
The final version of Bloom, also in Kate Spain prints.
This collection is “Joy” for  Moda.

A springtime version of Joy in Veranda by me!

Modern Ornament Runner, in various Michael Miller Christmas prints.

Modern Ornament Runner, in Circa 1934 by Sweetwater for Moda.

The final version of the Garland Tree Skirt,
in “Christmas Candy” by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake.

And a version in Kate Spain’s “Flurry” collection for Moda!

Also, back in March I filmed a segment of The Quilt Show in historic Charleston at the Old Exchange.  I talk about the book, quilting, designing, etc.  It was so fun!  And I really had to pinch myself talking to Alexa Anderson and Ricky Tims!  If you hop on over you can see a preview.  In this segment I gave pointers for making the quilt on the cover and for making and binding the garland tree skirt.  That segment will launch on Monday and they have given me a discount code that I can share with you all then so check back.  In the meantime you can see a trailer here.

Happy sewing!

P.S.  Kim of Chatterbox Quilts wrote a review of Modern Holiday and Christa of Christa Quilts! wrote a review of Color Essentials recently, so if you are looking for more information on either book check them out!

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