Last year, a new book had become available for pre-order on Amazon and after seeing Kristi (@initialkstudio), I was so excited to have this book in my collection. I was so ecstatic when I was asked to be part of her blog hop.
The book takes you through a journey in the southwest of the USA, and the influence of this area is seen within the quilts. The book has an amazing layout and beautiful photography. When deciding on a quilt, I wanted to choose one that I could bring in the influence of North Carolina.
North Carolina has a diversity in environments as it stretches from the mountains to the beach. This region also has rich history and traditional quilting background. As the Mesa Quilt is a modern version of a log cabin, I decided to do this pattern, which I thought was fitting with the traditional quilt making of NC.
For the color palette and the material, I was influenced by a Gees Bend Quilt. I used mostly recycled fabric, blue jeans, shirts, ties and a feed sack. This was a quick make and it was so much fun playing with the color palette and placement.
I interfaced many of the stretchy or less stable fabrics with interfacing to make them easier to sew. I have a quilting plan for this quilt already, using a mix of grid lines, walking foot shapes within sections, and straight lines.
I really enjoyed this quilt top finish and hope to make more of the projects including some of the amazing triangle based quilts. If you want to see more, please check out the other projects that are on the blog hop:
- March 8th Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic
- March 9th Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts
- March 10th Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts
- March 11th Hillary Goodwin of Entropy Always Wins
- March 12th Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts
- March 13th Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter
- March 14th Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
- March 15th Sarah Thomas of Sariditty
- March 16th Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
Last but not least, you too have a chance to get your hands on a copy of this book. To be in with a chance:
- Enter follow me (@ml_wilkie) and @initialkstudio on Instagram
- Leave a comment below.
- For an extra chance, leave a comment on the Instagram post (@ml_wilkie)
I will randomly choose a winner at 8pm EST tomorrow. If you are not selected, there is another chance for you….Kristi also has a Grand Prize Giveaway that will be happening at the end of the blog hop. Sign-up for her newsletter and you’ll have a chance to win:
- Signed copy of the Southwest Modern by Lucky Spool
- FQ bundle by Robert Kaufman
- FQ bundle by Me & You Fabrics
- Southwest Modern Thread Collection by Aurifil
Love your choice of material to use, I do like unconventional!
Such a fun idea using the different fabrics. Fabulous result!
I love the choices you made with fabric and placement. I’m really looking forward to looking at Kristi’s book.
Beautiful, log cabin is one of my favorites! You always inspire me, thanks SEW much for your blog!
Great quilt book ideas and yours is eye-catching with the red, white, blue & flour sack fabric.
Love what you did with the pattern! The fabrics you chose are so interesting.
Kristi’s book is gorgeous as is your quilt top. I like hearing about how you incorporated North Carolina into it.
Love your choices of fabrics that are NC inspired!
Beautiful job! I can see the NC influence!
I really love how you took the concept and made it your own.
I’ve never dared to use recycled fabric; You have given me some inspirational ideas. Thank you!
Simple, gorgeous, and makes a lovely statement!
What a wonderful take on the Log Cabin and North Carolina.
I really like your use of repurposed fabrics. Lovely quilt!
What a wonderful idea using different type materials….recycle. Love the concept.
Wow! This looks great! I’ve always been so afraid to mix fabric, but seeing posts like this help me realize it’s not so scary. 😁
I live in Maine, but that southwest vibe is great! Your collection of fabrics are terrific–I need to branch out a little 😉
Beautiful quilt and looks like a wonderful book.
What a fun take on Kristi’s pattern! I love the feedsack!
The vibe of your quilt is amazing!
I can’t wait to get this book! I love the southwestern style!
I love it! I need to do better with saving and using recycled fabrics.
Doubling my chances! Looks like a great book!
I love the fabrics you used for this quilt. I’m sure it’s going to be awesome all quilted up!
I like your use of recycled fabrics!
I love your choice of color. And love the full view only a tease on IG.
I especially love the close-up of your fabrics. Such fun choices!
This book is so cool! Great designs and recycled fabric!
You did a great job on your quilt! Thanks for sharing. I’m a new follower on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.
Love your picture of the quilt on the beach. Can’t wait to get back to the Maryland Shore this summer. This book looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.
I have always admired Southwest style and culture. We’ve vacationed there many times and always bring something home to remind us our travels. I follow both account on IG!
Very impressive choice of colors and fabrics to make the design shine. Glad I came by – thanks for the chance!
I love the fabric choices! 💕
This pattern has so much versatility in fabric choices, quilting choices, etc. Hope you post after you quilt it. It promises to be even better!
I really like that you used unconventional fabrics for your quilt. Totally Gee’s Bend inspired!
Beautiful quilt, would love to add this to my collection of sewing books.
Very nice. Looking forward to seeing it complete with your quilting.
Michelle it’s a beauty through and through. I love the red and how you’ve depicted North Carolina in you Mesa quilt. I’m a Virginian and that is “Cardinal “ red our state bird. Beautiful pic on the dunes. Thank you for sharing. I’ve also commented on IG.
Gorgeous quilt – thanks for the chance at the giveaway!! The book looks amazing!
Your quilt is a beautiful interpretation.
Late to the party here but wanted to say great quilt. And I recognize that photo location!