Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tribal Chain - Featured in Modern Quilts Unlimited

This quilt was something I sketched out nearly two years ago and it languished in my design notebook until I pulled into EQ a little over a year ago and shared it with the lovely folks at Modern Quilts Unlimited. I had a crazy idea of using the Riley Blake neon solids that had just come out at the time, and thought it would make a really bold quilt...bold is quite possibly a giant understatement with this quilt!

Photographs cannot possibly show you how bright this quilt is. I literally felt like I needed to put sunglasses on just to be in the same room with those neon fabrics when I was working on this quilt. It was really comical when I unfolded the quilt to show to a friend before I sent it off and she shielded her eyes. That being said, I really love the design of this quilt, and I think the neon solids make it even more unforgettable.

Quilt Stats
name: Tribal Chain
size: 59" square
pattern: Tribal Chain, in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited
fabrics: Neon PinkNeon Green with White by Riley Blake
quilting: all-over woodgrain quilting in white #2024 Aurifil 50 wt thread
binding: Medium Neon Chevon in Pink by Riley Blake

You'll find this quilt pattern featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited, alongside some other beautiful quilts from Jacquie Gering and Heather Bailey plus a profile on Heather with loads of beautiful photographs from her sewing space! You can usually find Modern Quilts Unlimited at Jo-Ann Crafts stores and Barnes & Noble. It's one of my favorite quilting magazines these days, so I definitely recommend you check it out!


  1. What a beautiful quilt and I love the 'tree trunk' quilting that you have used. I enjoyed trying that technique out from your Craftsy Class. :)

  2. Hi!!!! Yes!!!! Very bold statement!!!! I love it!!!! Very unique design!!!! I love the quilting too!!!!!

  3. I really like the pattern and the bright neon colors really make it pop! It also reminds me of old arcade game graphics (in a good way!).

  4. I think it's the early 80s lover in me but I kind of adore the neons.

  5. I really love the quilts that you make. I have a question about your craftsy class: are the free patterns paper pieced?

  6. Now that's a pink and green quilt:-) Fabulous!!!

  7. Elizabeth, we had such fun photographing this quilt! It was actually a snowy day in Santa Fe and we had to make it look like Spring! Editor Carol Zentgraf is actually in that picture - hidden behind the quilt and tree holding it in place. Thanks for submitting such a fun quilt. Vicki Anderson, Publisher Modern Quilts Unlimited

  8. Love the quilt! Looking forward to getting that pattern.

  9. Love the quilt. I saw it in the magazine. Might have to get some of that neon solids....

  10. I love neon colors and the tree trunk quilting is terrific.


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