Mod Pod Quilt

Posted by Anne on September 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm.

Just when I think there’s no line of sewing nerddom that I have yet to cross, I find another: Sewing a quilt in an airport.

I wanted to take the quilt on the plane with me anyway. It was a wedding gift for a friend getting married in Boston. But it wasn’t quite done by the time we needed to leave town. It was just the label, really, that still needed some stitching. And we had a five hour layover in Minneapolis. And I’d just finally finished making that label (twice, ’cause the first time with that iron-on transfer was just, uh, practice) the night before our 7 a.m. flight. So I pulled out the quilt (all nice and folded, but still) onto my lap and started stitching. I’m pretty sure I got more stares than the Amish couple sitting across from me.

It seemed photo-worthy, but the only thing more conspicuous than sewing on a quilt in an airport is letting your husband whip out a honkin’ digital SLR camera and external flash to snap a picture of you sewing a quilt in an airport. So, no.

But enough about me. On to the quilt. (You know, the one I’ve been hinting at for the last few weeks.) That’s really much more fun to look at anyway.

I loved the fun retro feel of Carolina Patchworks’ Mod Pod Quilt the minute I saw it. The occasion of my old friend Ray (a fun, retro-loving kinda gal) getting married was the perfect excuse to make it. (My second ever quilt!)

Ray loves bright blues and greens (and elephants!) so I picked this Alexander Henry elephant material (which I adore), some coordinating Erin McMorris floral swirls, and a white-and-cocoa polka dot for the binding.

And I’m just as in love with the back, made from Robert Kaufman’s Metro Market collection. (Didn’t my Boston inn make a great location for a photo shoot?)

The quilt came together pretty quickly, and I’m really happy with the way that the straight-line-quilting (the only kind I know how to do!) compliments the mod design on the front, and adds a fun element to the back, too.

Here’s the full quilt. Yay. I think I like this quilting business.

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