Quilt for my dear friend, Kerry

My very dear friend Kerry is celebrating a milestone birthday and I wanted to make her a quilt to recognize this time in her life. It's no surprise for Kerry since I told her about it in advance because I wanted her to have what she wanted. I involved her from the beginning with design ideas, color and fabrics.

The main block in this quilt comes from Elizabeth Hartman's second book, Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics. This block is from her Metropolis quilt, but placed in a whole new setting. I loved this block so much that I wanted to come up with a way to connect the design thoughout the quilt.


Kerry and I went shopping at Sew Modern for the fabrics she wanted me to use in her birthday quilt. She wanted a contempory design, so I went searching for inspiration and found what I was looking for in Elizabeth's book. I needed to modify the setting to make the quilt a specific size and to best incorporate Kerry's chosen fabrics.

I used mostly angular quilting in all the neutral areas and quilted the other areas to best suit the fabric designs.

Although I still need to get the binding on, I was able to show it to Kerry this weekend at her birthday celebration. Happy Brithday Kerry!

Quilt for my dear friend, Kerry