Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mod Mosaic Quilting and my love affair with hand-carved stamps

I made these blocks using Elizabeth Hartman's Mod Mosaic Floor Pillow tutorial, and I have to say that it was just so much fun!


I had some white fabric strips leftover from a previous quilt squares swap, so I trimmed them down to 1-inch strips. Also dug out some new and old fabric scraps that I was dying to use. Even the fabric bits that looked drab and boring in my scrap pile seemed to take on new life when bordered with that crisp, white "caulking."


Each of these blocks is about 10x10 inches, and it's not necessary to be exactly square. Elizabeth suggests making 9 blocks and turning into the front of floor pillow, but I'm thinking I'll save enough blocks to make a quilt of some size (crib or lap blanket maybe) and bind them together with a much wider sashing.


I also got a surprise in the mail the other day, from Australia! The hand-carved stamps I won in the Queensland Flood Appeal auctions arrived, and I'm so excited to use them on some handmade notecards. Aren't they extremely fun?!

Check out Chantal Vincent Art on Etsy or follow her blog for some cool tutorials on hand-carving your own stamps. (Someday, I'll try.)

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  1. Saw these on WIP Wednesday -- I love them. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

  2. Love your mod mosaic blocks, that's one of my favorite blocks to make right now. I can't wait to see what you turn them into! :)

  3. Those blocks will make for such an adorable blanket! I love them! Someday I'll have to give them a go. Great work! And those stamps are SO CUTE.

  4. Love your blocks! They look great. :)

  5. Lindsay, those blocks are great! So fun and modern! Definitely going to check out her tutorial!

  6. Those Mod Mosaic squares are my favorite! I plan on using the pattern for an online quilting bee & can't wait for my month. Your's look great!

  7. Love those funky pillow blocks! Thanks for sharing a pic of the stamps, glad you like them and thanks so much for donating to the QLD flood appeal.

  8. I so love Mod Mosaic blocks! I'm hoping to do a whole quilt with them eventually. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a great week!

  9. Your blocks are fantastic! I love the white sashing tieing (sp?) it all together.


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