Thank you for joining us this week on the Modern Opulence Blog Hop! Did you enjoy seeing the projects made in our new fabric line? Throughout the week, four of our Certified Instructors shared their table runners and table toppers made with the rich beautiful tones and geometric prints in these fabrics.
Let’s recap the week. On Monday, we showed you some of our patterns reinterpreted with Modern Opulence. Did you have a favorite? We think the gold, navy, and burnt umber hues look great in these patterns.
Also on Monday, Diana Mann of Murgaboo Quilts shared her version of our pattern Switchback. This complex looking project is a simple process! Made with just the Tucker Trimmer and Wing Clipper, color and value placement are the key to its subtle woven effect. We love the way the dark navy brings the project together. You can read more about Diana’s project on her blog.
On Tuesday, Tina Dillard of Quilting Affection Designs gave us a brand new project called Opulence Puzzle. This block is part of Tina’s Block Party series. Each month she releases a block for free on her website that shows you how to use some of the tools and Technique Sheets. Similar to our BlockBuster series, Block Party is a great way to learn a new way to use your tools! Tina used multiple tools and techniques in her project, but her directions make it something any quilter can accomplish. We love her use of contrast in this project! You can read more about her design process on her blog.
On Wednesday, Phyllis Fay of Tucker University used the Triangle Pizazz Technique Sheet to make a project from the Junior Year curriculum. She detailed her process for making the project with the Modern Opulence fabrics as well as showing how it looks different in other fabrics. This project is just one of six that are available in the Junior Year Program. We think the geometric prints combined well with the geometric style of this table runner! You can read more about Phyllis’s project and Tucker University on their blog.
On Thursday, Raija Salomaa of Quilter’s Treasure Chest shared a remake of her project, Gives Me Butterflies. Her table topper called Anna Maria's Butterfly Garden is made with the V Block tool. We love the contrast between the light and dark fabrics in this beautiful project. Raija has written this fun and effortless project into a pattern! You can read more about her project and how to purchase the pattern on her blog.
And we have a few more projects of our own to share with you today! Peach Melba is a pattern that shows a unique way to use your Large Square Squared tool to make Pineapple blocks. This pattern is beautiful in the Modern Opulence colors!
Hallucination is a quilt that uses the Wedge Star tool. Made with just two different types of blocks, color and value placement give it the appearance of circles and curved piecing. We love the contrast between the strong dark values and the light soft values of fabric.
And our final project on the blog hop is our brand new block of the month, Autumn Splendor! It uses multiple tools and you can even make several different choices to customize some of the blocks. This pattern is currently exclusive to quilt shops. Ask at your local shop to see if they are hosting a block of the month program with this stunning quilt.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of the projects and quilts completed in Modern Opulence. We’d love to see your creations made with this new line, and the fabrics are in shops now. Make sure to ask for it at your favorite quilt shop.
At Studio 180 Design we create tools that help you make many of quilting’s common units and blocks. Each tool comes with a full set of instructions that show you how to make the particular unit that tool is designed for and give the option for multiple sizes.
Sue Tucker here, CFO of Studio 180 Design. You don’t hear from me often, but today I’m here with a special project, just for you! I hope you’re totally inspired from a week of seeing quilts in our beautiful Exuberance fabric line with Island Batik. I know I am, and we are all thrilled with the creativity our designers have shown with their fabulous quilt creations. Today, with this P.S., we are offering you a different kind of project.