Each day for 11 days I’ll be featuring one of our quilts from our book Country Girl Modern. We’ll tell you the back story on each of the quilts over the course of a few days. If you are interested in pre-ordering our book, you can find that information here.
This is our quilt Connect Four from our book Country Girl Modern. You might remember a couple days ago I told you about the quilt Rainbow Connection and explained that the design came to me while I was in the shower. Can you believe on the very same day in the very same shower session about a minute after Rainbow Connection came to me…this quilt idea came to me. How’s that for believe-ability?? It is honestly true. If I was smart I maybe should have stayed in the shower a little bit longer and seen if another idea came but I had to get out and get the two ideas written down before I lost them.
Anyway, the goal of the this quilt was three fold….easy-manly-charm pack friendly. We reached all of the goals. You can see that construction would be easy. It’s made by creating two different blocks then alternating and turning them to create the pattern.
We picked a dark blue background to float the scrappy segments in giving it a manly appeal but I’m a girl and I like it too. Imagine a pretty purple background and some girlish colored scraps. It could easily work. There are lots of possibilities for changing up colors…a red background with black and white scraps could be fun too.
We designed it to be charm pack friendly. If you have two charm packs, they can create the scrappiness or you could just hit up your scrap bin for 2 1/2″ squares.
This is another quilt that I sewed. It just happened that the quilts that I showed so far have all been sewn by me….Yes, Kelli did her share of the sewing. It just so happens that I sewed the easy quilts…and so far, we’ve only shown the easy ones!!
We did make our version using 2 Moda Charm Packs of One for You One for Me fabric line and a Moda Bella Solid. They worked great for this project.
Neither of the above pictures of the quilt are my favorite of it. I do REALLY like the photo of it on the cover of our book as it’s draped over the tractor.
When we were at the photo shoot it was suggested to take the picture of the quilt on the tractor. Kelli and I thought it was a great idea. Then we got over to the tractor and started positioning the quilt. WHAT??? The tire tractor was flat. I figured we couldn’t take a picture if the tire was flat. The photographer and our editor laughed saying all the photos would be cropped and no one will ever know that the tire was flat! (I guess the forgot that I blog and am known for being super honest!)
So now you know…the front tire on the tractor was indeed flat! (but that top part that you see wasn’t flat-HA!!)
I feel like I should say that I’m Paul Harvey “and now you know the rest of the story”.
Anyway…that’s the story on Connect Four from first creative idea in the shower to on the cover of our book draped over a vintage tractor with a flat tire.
This is just one of the eleven quilts in our book. If you’d like to order an autographed copy of our book check out this link to learn how to order it. Stop back tomorrow and we’ll feature another quilt from the book.