…and we’re back with another American Patchwork & Quilting (APQ) issue, exploring the conversation on modern vs. traditional quilting!

For the April 2024 issue, I invited Alison Glass to join me. I’ve long admired her bold use of color and distinctive style. Together, we decided to explore the WEATHERVANE block!

If you missed our first APQ [modern vs. traditional] conversation, be sure to head to THIS BLOG POST to read about log cabin favorites with Alexia Abegg from Ruby Star Society!


We used a variety of Fig Tree & Co. collections, and even a few additional MODA fabric collections from other designers, to create our beachy/sea glass quilt of cream, green, peach, aqua, and orange!

The diagonal crosshatch quilting really sets it off – and might just be my new favorite quilting pattern. Isn’t it so yummy?!

I even added in a few favorite sea glass inspired solids to add to the beachy vibe for this quilt. Making each color combo was an important step for this quilt and I kept playing with the combinations until I loved every single one of them.

If you want to work on a quilt with this vibe… start by picking a few light green, light aqua and light orange/tangerine prints. Once you have at least one of each of those, you can start picking the rest of your fabrics to compliment those until you have a good palette to work with.

Choosing the cream prints that are backgrounds of the blocks is a little bit easier than the prints for the blocks themselves… pretty much any soft/low volume ivory or cream print will work. If you are able to find tiny delicate prints with a dash or orange, light green or light blue… all the better!


Be sure to check out the WEBSITE of Alison Glass to see her stunning, modern version! She even has a few pre-order quilt kits if you’d like to make your very own using her featured Chrysanthemum fabric collection.


The APQ April 2024 issue is available now. Be sure to pick up your copy at your local quilt shop, at major newsstands, or digitally from the American Patchwork & Quilting website. You can get your copy from them HERE -OR- (hint, hint) you may want to look into an annual subscription when you consider the price of one issue – take a look at their site!


I hope you enjoy the article and find new inspiration! Stay tuned as we continue ALL YEAR LONG on the Modern vs. Traditional Conversations with APQ.

Happy Sewing!


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  1. Kathy | 19th Feb 24

    Hi just wondering when we will be seeing the Winter Walk in the Woods pattern published. I have been anxiously looking for it,

    • | 19th Feb 24

      It’s in the shop now in paper and PDF. Enjoy!

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