Modern Love, January 2018

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"I recently simplified a Pickle Dish Quilt by using a New York Beauty quarter block and half square triangles. I thought I would try the same approach with a Double Wedding Ring pattern, basically taking away the fiddly lemon shaped centre and instead using Fan block quarters with some squares and strips.  After attending some lectures on minimalist design at QuiltCon 2017 I decided to play around with the layout, erasing some blocks and adding extra curved corners to others.  The result is a very modern version of a Double Wedding Ring quilt, hence the name.  This is not an entirely proscriptive pattern, I have used colour freely and would encourage you to do the same. It's also a great scrap buster!" —Jo Avery

This version was quilted by Tatyana Duffie @tanichiwa27

Jo Avery has been playing with fabric and yarn for as long as she can remember, culminating in her current role as a designer, teacher and entrepreneur. Her natural affinity with expressive colour informs all her quilts and her love of intricate techniques such as needle-turn appliqué and embroidery allows her to embrace both modern and traditional aesthetics. She is a regular contributor to a number of quilting publications including two issues of QuiltCon magazine, and enjoys inspiring others to discover their own creative potential through her workshops and retreats. She is also an Aurifil Designer with her own thread collection, Sherbert Dip.

The Modern Quilt Guild’s mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. Copyright © 2018 by Jo Avery and the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Jo Avery and the Modern Quilt Guild.