100 Days – Week of Blocks – Featured Quilt 3

Jolene Klassen’s Autumn Circle Quilt is filled with gorgeous color and playful use of print fabrics. It’s also a wonderful interpretation of the classic Wagon Wheel block.

Jolene blogs at Blue Elephant Stitches. Her post about making this quilt can be found here. We also asked her a couple of questions.

MQG: What do you think makes your quilt modern?

Jolene: I don’t know that I would technically call this quilt modern.  But I think the one modern element in all my quilts, including this one, is my way of approaching the so called “rules” of quilting.  I believe that the rules are to be respected, but not necessarily followed!  There is no ‘wrong’ way to make a quilt, whether it’s construction or design.  The sky is the limit, and I always want to keep my mind open to new concepts and ideas, while still making things that I love!

MQG: What is your all-time favorite block pattern?

Jolene: To answer this question I looked through all my previous quilts, as well as my favourite quilts on Flickr and Pinterest.  I came up with squares!  As in plain patchwork squares, nine patches, trip around the world, and more. 

3 thoughts on “100 Days – Week of Blocks – Featured Quilt 3

  1. I don’t know if I would want to do a whole quilt of wagon wheels but Jolene’s version makes me want to attempt at least one this size. Thank you for the inspiration. It is beautiful and it looks like it would be a fun scrap buster.

  2. Im am enjoying the tutorials and examples. Would you please consider pulling together numberous examples of holiday themed modern quilts. I have a soft spot for seasonal themes, 4th of July, Halloween, Christmas, etc, etc, and I would LOVE to see examples of modern quilts created to theme. Im pretty uncreative, so I really enjoy learning from other people’s examples.

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