Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stripes Hard at Work

Designers Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth used the geometric motifs in Manhattan Modern to create "Side by Side," a deceptively complex looking (but easy to make!) quilt. Their quilt is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of QuiltTrends magazine.
"Side by Side" by Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth,
featured in Quilt Trends spring 2013

How did you come up with the idea for this design?
We wanted a quilt with a stair-step look, but also wanted it to be simple. The quilt uses just one block! 
What attracted you to the Manhattan Modern line?
It’s fresh and pretty, and it really reminded us of spring. (Joanie and Melanie used the more muted aqua, brown and green colorway, though the line comes in brights as well.)
What makes this quilt stand out in your mind? 
It’s not symmetrical – sometimes a challenge for me (Joanie), but I really like the effect it creates. (We do too!)

QuiltTrends also offered a sneak peek at another design using Manhattan Modern, called "Cubit." 

This quilt was designed by Stephanie Sheridan and Linda Leathersich of Stitched Together Studios. Visit their Facebook page to learn how to purchase this pattern and see it made in a few other Benartex fabric collections.

See the entire Manhattan Modern collection here.
Find a kit for this quilt here.
Find QuiltTrends magazine here.

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