Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Pattern from Modern Quilt Relish

Drumroll please...Here, as promised, is our about to be released, never seen before pattern, Lunch Boxes.  

We love how it turned out.  Hope you do too!
Lunch Boxes pattern from Modern Quilt Relish

The yellow and gray quilt on the cover features a brand new line of fabric from Benartex.  It is called What's the Buzz from the Kanvas designers.  We used five sets of "opposite" fabrics in the blocks, a wonderful directional stripe as the background, and another print fabric that served as the "intersection" of the horizontal and vertical lines running through the quilt.  Such cute names.  Such cute fabric!!! This quilt will be in the Benartex booth at Quilt Market in Portland this month.  Again thank you Benartex!

  • Daisy Buzz, the opposite set of Yellow and Black, with Gray being the intersection fabric
Daisy Buzz Gray
This one was a good
 intersection because
 it merges the gray
 vertical with the
yellow horizontal.
Daisy Buzz YellowDaisy Buzz Black

  • Dotz, the opposite set of Black and Yellow
Dotz BlackDotz Yellow

  • Buzz Words, the opposite set of Black and White
Buzz Words BlackBuzz Words White

  • Flower Buzz, the opposite set of Gray and Yellow
Flower Buzz GrayFlower Buzz Yellow

  • Buzzy Bee, the opposite set of Gray and Yellow

Buzzy Bee GrayBuzzy Bee Yellow
  • Styx, as the background in white
Styx White

  • There are also solids in gray and yellow from Benartex
In the yellow version we kept the darker fabrics of the opposite sets at the Lunch Box corners and the lighter fabrics in the Lunch Box middles.  The dark blocks are on a light background.  The dark solid runs vertically in this quilt and the lighter solid runs horizontally through the lighter Lunch Box middles.

The pattern makes four sizes; Table Runner, Baby, Child and Throw.  It is written to take into account the incredible backgrounds you find that are directional fabrics.  Hooray!  If you don't want to use a variety of opposite sets the pattern is also written for all sizes using just one set of opposites as pictured in the Child size quilt on the cover.

We will begin shipping patterns Monday, May 13.  

Next week we'll be discussing the fabrics in the Child size quilt, and why they were chosen.  We always like to learn and teach from our own experimentation.  Not to mention, give away patterns!  Yep, pattern giveaway announced next week.

Till then.... 


  1. Thanks for the interesting comments about choices and pattern design. Very cute fabric selections. Yes, cute and versatile pattern!

  2. Love this design! I like your strategy about how to use the background directional fabrics. Well done!


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