What’s your favourite colour?
In my Lecture Quilty Fabric and Colour Play I share the story about when I was invited to participate in RJR Fabrics’ What Share Are You blog hop and how I was sure I was going to work with corals.
I love coral.
I wear coral.
I quilt with coral.
I honestly can’t get enough of coral.
What shade am I?
I’m coral. Definitely.
And then I got the colour cards!
To find out how that story goes, you’ll have to join my Lecture 😉
All this to say, I have quite a bit of experience quilting with the colour coral and what’s so fun is that I can’t get enough!
What colour keeps your creativity fired up?
I say all this so that you understand that while I absolutely love coral, I had yet to explore just that colour in a quilt.
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What I needed was a deep dive into the world that is coral by exploring a monochromatic/ analogous colour palette.
When it came time to selecting a design to feature this exploration my first thought was the Modern Aztec quilt pattern. What’s great about the design is that you can go with either a 5-colourway or a 10-colourway to feature in your quilt.
I opted for the 5-colourway featuring these glorious shades of peachy pinky red corals that I pulled from my fabric stash.
These shades have been featured in a variety of quilty projects already, which you can see in:
As far as quilt journeys go, this one brought me all the joy! Amazing how stitching with your favourite colour can have an impact on how you feel throughout the piecing journey.
Have you ever noticed that?
I’ve been spending a little more time tuning into how colours make me feel and these warm fiery beauties gave me all the happy passionate vibes.
When it came time to quilt my Modern Aztec mini quilt, I didn’t have to mull my thread options for very long.
Ever since I received my 2020 Aurifil Artisan Collection with this variegated thread in it, I’ve been itching to feature this thread.
I’d just been waiting for the right project to come along and this, this was the perfect one!
My only regret is that I went with such a dark fabric colour on the back of my modern mini wall hanging that you don’t really see the variegation in the thread. Womp, womp.
But I do love seeing the different thread colours change on the front of the quilt. It totally entices me to get up close and personal for a better view 😉
I’m currently on this black and white striped binding kick! I just can’t seem to get enough of this striking classic combo.
I’ve even been experimenting with the thickness of the stripe to see how that impacts the final look.
Binding is such a great way to add another element to your quilts and oh so fun to play with! Check out the 4-part Binding Tutorial Series for a complete dive into quilt binding.
Shown here is this chunky monkey *black and white stripe by Tula Pink which I’m loving!
This one gives even more of a graphic impact to your final quilts which I’m all for!
HANGING SLEEVE FOR YOUR MINI QUILTED WALL HANGING
Seeing as how this one is meant as wall décor, I decided to add a hanging sleeve.
You have a couple of options when it comes to hanging your quilts. Knowing how to hang your quilts and quilted wall hangings is such an important technique to have in your quilt repertoire.
Which is why I’ve got two tutorials to help you out!
- Quilt Hanging Sleeve – perfect for all your quilt hanging needs.
- Hanging Quilt Tabs – just what you need for your smaller quilt projects.
In case you want to make a similar version, here’s a round-up of all the materials I used to bring this Modern Aztec Mini Coral version to life:
- Modern Aztec Quilt Pattern – mini wall hanging size
- *Light Pink
- *Light Orange
- *Medium Pink
- *Dark Orange
- *Red Orange
- *Black and White stripe
- Floral print – hanging sleeve
- *50wt Aurifil Thread for piecing
- 50wt Aurifil Thread for quilting – part of *this kit
- *100% cotton batting
- *Rotary Cutter
- *HST Ruler
- *Rotating Cutting Mat (not required, but highly recommended)
- *Disappearing marking tool
- Marking tool
- *Needle for hand binding
The versatility the Modern Aztec quilt pattern offers you is just never ending. For more Modern Aztec quilty inspiration, be sure to check out the following posts:
- Modern Aztec Table Runner
- Modern Aztec Quilt
- Modern Aztec Blue and White Quilt
- Modern Aztec Christmas Table Runner
MAKE THE MODERN AZTEC QUILT WITH ME!
There are some spots left in the Modern Aztec Quilt Virtual Workshop happening on Saturday November 13, 2021 from 10am to 4pm EST.
I walk you through step-by-step how to stitch the various blocks in this modern quilt pattern up. Plus, I share lots of fun tips to help you up your piecing game!
If you’d prefer to skip the piecing work and go straight to hanging a finished quilted wall hanging, then today’s your lucky day!
This coral Modern Aztec mini is available in the shop here! She’d look perfect in a modern nursery or to add a pop of colour to your living room walls 😊