A little while ago I was contacted by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic inviting me to play with her latest collection, Reel Time for Moda fabrics. I was so honored because I have been a fan of Brigitte’s for a long time. The first time I was introduced to Zen Chic was at quilt Market in Salt Lake City about 5 years ago. I LOVED her modern and minimalist style and have enjoyed watching all that she has done since.
Reel Time is inspired by old time cinema rolls and TV screens with lots of great black, white, and gray prints as well as some contrasting oranges and lime-y greens.
It’s a fun, modern color palette with lots of great individual pieces – especially if you like neutrals and ‘low-volume’ prints.
I had a Layer Cake (42 10″ x 10″ squares) to play with. I wanted to include everything and make something scrappy so I went with a traditional hour glass pattern.
The fabrics and colors do all the work to take this traditional quilt design and give it a modern look. I’m excited to get some yardage and finish this quilt. I have a finished Hour Glass pattern in this design using 10″ squares in my shop (on sale!) that includes yardage requirements, borders, etc. Also an hour glass quilt blocks tutorial for a quick method to make this traditional block.
I especially want to stash some of these great black and white prints – such great basics! I’m particularly smitten with the crosses in the circles.
Brigitte has organized a bunch of other quilters who have also been playing with Reel Time. You can check them below out for more pretty inspiration. And be sure to stop by Brigitte’s Zen Chic blog at the end of the tour to enter to win Reel Time Fabric!