Fruit of the Spirit - in Make Modern!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Do you remember this quilt from last September's selvage challenge? Well, fast forward 10 months and the pattern is in Issue 17 of Make Modern magazine! It's my first pattern in a magazine!


Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt


Make Modern is a digital only magazine. Although you don't get to hold an actual magazine in your hands, the trade-off is that you get way more bang for your buck! The people behind the scenes of the magazine are in Australia, so when you convert AU$ to US$, it's an even bigger savings! Each issue is around $5 US! That's about half the price of the magazines on newsstands. Issue 17 includes 11 patterns, plus many other articles and extras.


Pineapple selvage Fruit of the Spirit quilt

You can buy a single issue, or you can even get subscriptions so the magazine is delivered to your inbox as soon as it's ready! Check out all the options here (and if you enter code MM17, you can save even more!).

I really love the gals behind Make Modern. I have really enjoyed the whole process and can't wait to submit more patterns to them!

Fruit of the Spirit is a quick and easy baby quilt. It uses fabric selvages to create the fun texture of the pineapple. The selvage (or selvedge if you speak British English) is the factory edge of fabric. It does not fray, so can be used in projects differently than cut fabric.

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

The selvages (and backing fabrics) that I used for this quilt are from the Fancy and Fabulous fabric by Fancy Pants Designs for Riley Blake Designs.

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

I used my vintage Bernina 930 Record to quilt the Bible verse Galatians 5:22 onto the quilt: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." In order to make quilting easier, I actually turned my sewing machine 90 degrees so the bulk of the quilt could be rolled up under the arm, but I could "write" the words from left to right.

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

The binding is a yellow from my stash. It is from the fabric line Knock Knock by Dana Brooks by Henry Glass Fabrics.

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

I really love this quilt! I love the texture of the pineapple (and have a few more projects using the technique planned!), and I love the amount of negative space for fun quilting.

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

The colors are so bright  and summery too!

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

Have you ever used the selvages? Or do you throw them in with the scraps to be used as stuffing for cat beds?

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt

Be sure to get a copy of Make Modern Issue 17 for the pattern!

Selvage pineapple fruit of the Spirit quilt


Linking up with Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up QuiltsLet's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF at Faith and Fabric, Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


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11 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! Very creative

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  2. Congratulations on your first magazine publication! The quilt pattern is super clever!

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  3. Congrats! I've given away lots of selvedges, but, I'm collecting them now. Not sure I'll ever get around to using them.

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  4. Love, love, love this, Laura! Congratulations on your first magazine publication! How fun is that?!

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  5. Love your pineapple/selvage design! The quilting is brilliant!!! Congrats on you first magazine patter!

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  6. Creative! Selvages made into prairie points? Really clever. I use selvages too, but usually for small crafty things. Needle books, zip bags and the like. I have a friend who covered the desk type chair in her sewing room, with a selvage slip cover!

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  7. Just getting caught up on quilty news from the week... congratulations on your first magazine project! I love that this technique could have so many uses - can't wait to see what else you design!

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  8. Congratulations Laura! The quilt looks great, and what a fun use for those selveges! I'm so excited for you, and am on my way over to buy a copy.

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  9. Love the Pineapple �� and love Make Modern magazine. Best buy ever. Congrats on getting your quilt pattern published!

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  10. Congratulations Laura! You designed a beautiful quilt. I love the the three dimensional pineapple! The color palette you chose and Biblical verse you quilted make it such a peaceful and serene quilt for a baby to snuggle under :)

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