Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This pickle dish quilt was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines!

Traditional Pickle Dish blocks get an added punch with this color palette. This block predates the Double Wedding Ring pattern and was popular in the South in the late 1800s. There are many variations and renditions; let this one be your starting point for many more heirlooms.

Venus from Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis -

I tend to ask my kids for help in naming quilts, especially when naming a dozen – my brain is so fried usually anything remotely inspired has been used, or is otherwise not available. When asking what to name this quilt, one of them came back with “it looks like a venus fly trap!” And while that isn’t a suitable name for a quilt, I thought Venus would suit it nicely.

Venus from Modern Heritage Quilts by Amy Ellis -

All of the quilts in Modern Heritage Quilts are made without using a specific fabric collection, I think many quilters love to shop their stash when starting a project, and buy more fabrics as needed and wanted all the quilts to have a more scrappy look. As you can see there are certain colors and values placed deliberately, but there’s a good mix too! When it came to add the borders, I didn’t have enough of any one fabric, and was really pleased that the variety of navy prints framed the quilt out so well.

Venus is paper pieced, and uses templates for the curved pieces, which makes it a little more advanced than some of the quilts I typically design. I do love the results though! As shown in the book Venus finishes as 82″x94″ and can easily be personalized for anyone on your gift list.

Signed copies of Modern Heritage Quilts are available in my shop, or you can pick it up on Amazon, or Shop Martingale! Martingale always offers a free e-book with purchase if you can’t wait to look through the entire book. I’ll be sharing more quilts throughout the month!

Happy Quilting ~