Mesa Quilt {Southwest Modern + Giveaway}

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:

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:

  1. Enter follow me (@ml_wilkie) and @initialkstudio on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment below.
  3. 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:

  1. Signed copy of the Southwest Modern by Lucky Spool
  2. FQ bundle by Robert Kaufman
  3. FQ bundle by Me & You Fabrics
  4. Southwest Modern Thread Collection by Aurifil


41 thoughts on “Mesa Quilt {Southwest Modern + Giveaway}

  1. Jill

    I love the choices you made with fabric and placement. I’m really looking forward to looking at Kristi’s book.

  2. Rosalind Gutierrez

    Great quilt book ideas and yours is eye-catching with the red, white, blue & flour sack fabric.

  3. Sonicquiltplugs

    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. 😁

  4. karen s

    I live in Maine, but that southwest vibe is great! Your collection of fabrics are terrific–I need to branch out a little 😉

  5. Cecilia Young

    You did a great job on your quilt! Thanks for sharing. I’m a new follower on Instagram as ceciliaquilts.

  6. Linda Williamson

    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.

  7. Kathy E.

    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!

  8. Diane Beavers

    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.


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