Shortly after we moved to the UP 3 years ago, I was browsing Pinterest as one does and found this quilt. Being originally from the lower peninsula of Michigan that we must be Lion fans. Well I was never really a Lions fan and my husband and I don't watch football at all. We became friends with a couple who love the Packers, so I started pulling fabrics and slowly making blocks. After 3 years in the making it is finally done and our friends love it.
During the initial shutdown for COVID-19, I really starting going to town on this quilt. Plus I had my 2020 Triple Block Bee-mates help with the filler cross blocks. This was a nice project that I could just loose myself in. Besides doing virtual schooling with my kiddo, my afternoons were spent in my sewing room. I went through so much stash!
I didn't do any planning when I began sewing the blocks, so putting this together was a bit of a challenge. But it was like a giant puzzle and I like how it turned out. Now I have other ideas to make more modern sports team samplers. I think a Michigan State one may just have to be in the works.
For my blocks I used the 9 patch cross block that Amanda Jean (@crazymomquilts) shared on Instagram. I also used the Moda Spell it With Fabric for the Go Pack Go letters. And finally I used some blocks from the Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern. Plus along the way I made string blocks and some HST and simple patchwork to piece this all together.
I quilted this on the long arm I have available at work and did my favorite all over loopy de loop.
Pattern: Modern Sampler inspired by Modern Parti Quilts
Dimensions: roughly 58 inches x 68 inches
Quilting: Free motion all over loops
Fabric: from my stash as well as my bee-mates stash