Archive | 2014 Sampler Mid Century Modern Quilt

21 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt: Borders

WooHOO! We are ready for the BORDER on our Mid Century Modern quilt! And the border is…                     Color Blocks! We are repeating (or re-interpreting!) the design of the Tustin Color Block, this time using the Background as the “Sashing” instead of the Light, making a […]

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14 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt Setting Instructions (Corrected 6/16 7:30 pm)

I’ve been doing this (making and designing quilts) long enough (15+ years!) to know I always feel this way… But… Didn’t we just start this Sampler Quilt with the Sputnik Block? And here we are finishing it off! Or, well, at least setting all the different sized blocks together!

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05 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt Block 20 Hula Hoops And Frisbees

That title isn’t quite right. This final block of our MCM Sampler Quilt is actually four blocks. You can make them all the same, all different or in pairs.

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01 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Quilt Block 19 MicroChips And Transistors

Note:  There was an error on original pattern (SB Cut 36 ea. 1 1/2″ (NOT 2 1/2″) squares).  Corrected PDF available below) I wish I could explain here in simple terms all about Transistors and MicroChips… What they are, how they work and how they differ. But I can’t… Because, despite some research, I just […]

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31 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt Block 18 Calder Mobile

Our previous block was inspired by artist Piet Mondrian (Tustin Color Block) and this block is inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Similarly, Calder was influenced (or as Wikipedia says “shocked”) by Mondrian to  embrace abstract art.  Lucky for us!

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25 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Quilt Sampler Block 17 – Tustin Color Block

Although artist Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 and died in 1944, his influence was felt throughout the post war era. For example, Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 1965 Mondrian collection featured dresses in blocks of color with black bordering…

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24 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt Block 16 Surf City Surfboards

“If everybody had an ocean Across the U. S. A. Then everybody’d be surfin’ Like Californ-i-a…” Released in March 1963, “Surfin’ USA” was a huge hit for The Beach Boys and captured forever a moment  of the post war era.

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18 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Quilt Block 15 Palm Springs Mountains

OH!  Here is a Surprise SECOND  MCM block for the week! Palm Springs is the epicenter of the Mid Century Modern Revival.  The desert town sprouted up during the post war era and there is Mid Century Architecture all over town.  But for many, the most stunning feature of Palm Springs are the fabulous San […]

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16 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Mid Century Modern Sampler Block 14 Hollywood Rectangles

Here is another fun block to add to our Mid Century Sampler Quilt…  Are they Televisions? Movie House Marquees? Cameras? Or just Abstracts? You can decide… Or keep your viewer guessing!

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08 May 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Mid Century Modern Sampler Block 13 Boomerang

The Boomerang shape shows up again and again in Mid Century design. In table tops and light fixtures; on Formica and in sculptural elements, ashtrays, candy dishes and even in lighting! So I’ve done our own Boomerang MCM block.

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