Piece MODERN Reveal

August 2, 2015

We had our Piece MODERN reveal this past Thursday. I shared some observations of how modern quilt tops are pieced, some of the terminology I’ve heard. Here’s the pdf handout ModernQuiltSettings and quilt pics to go along with it Setting, might not mean much without explanations. We learned about alternate grids, inflow, negative space, no borders, etc.  Melanie and I finished our blocks into quilts. Hers has a lot of inflow, which disguises the block shapes, and some wonderful circular quilting.


I sewed mine into a tablerunner shape.


Carole used one particular block as her key and recreated the design in the quilt top. Can’t wait to see how she quilts it!


The rest of them I’m sorry I don’t whose they are as the owner wasn’t in the pic. There were some fantastic blocks, how fun to see them all.

IMG_8125 IMG_8126 IMG_8127 IMG_8129 IMG_8130 IMG_8131 IMG_8132

That’s Barb’s hand showing us the ‘sidewalk’ in front of the ‘house’. She had another ‘house with a chimney’, ‘flying geese’ and a ‘sun’.


No, I did not change the camera settings to Black and White. This color palette was so different from all the others but it’s easy to see it’ll be a striking quilt.

IMG_8135 IMG_8136 IMG_8137

Kathy was sharing her setting fabric options.

They were also kind enough to be my guinea pigs on a new recipe, Blueberry zucchini cake with lemon buttercream. For those that asked, the recipe is below. It was fun ladies, thank you for playing! Virginia

Blueberry zucchini cake with lemon buttercream

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2.25 cups sugar
  • 2 cups shredded and drained zucchini
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • .25 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
Lemon Buttercream
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3.5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • .125 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake pan.
  2. Grate zucchini and place in clean dish towel. Squeeze until most liquid comes out.
  3. In large bowl and using hand mixer, beat together eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Fold in zucchini.
  4. Slowly add flour, salt baking powder and baking soda. Gently fold in blueberries. Pour in pan.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes til knife comes out clean. Cool completely.

Lemon Buttercream

  1. Combine butter, sugar and salt and beat till well combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and vanilla and bat another 3-5 minutes or until creamy.

Piece Modern • Sneak Peak

July 14, 2014

Here’s a sneak peak of a new exchange coming up. The quilt show encouraged me that there are more than two in our guild that like modern quilts!  I got excited and figured I’d give it a shot! There will be a sign up sheet at the next meeting.      Virginia

Piece Modern