Finished quilt

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Based on this pattern.

Robert Kaufman Boy Toys Fabric

I based my color choices off of Robert Kaufman’s Boy Toys that I bought at my favorite fabric shop, Pink Chalk Fabrics. Using this fabric as inspiration made for an easy way to match the colors for a fun modern quilt.

A few more images showing the process: cutting, piecing, pressing, and finally twin needle quilting.

twin needle quilting

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Twin needle quilting is not traditional, but it looks great! I think it adds a professional level to the front. On the back, the bobbin creates a zigzag effect, which some don’t like. For my modern quilt with a (boring) solid background, I appreciate the texture it adds.

cutting fabric

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I am continuing work on our new hobby room by making a quilt for the twin bed in there. Eventually it will have a headboard and be a daybed. In the meantime, I am working on a “modern masculine” quilt based on the colors in the window treatments: grey, sky blue, navy blue, bright green, and white. I found the pattern at the Moda Bake Shop. But rather than using precuts, I purchased solid yardage and cut all the squares myself.