Hey guys! Maryanna here from Marvelous Auntie M. I have had the Houndstooth Quilt by Mod Kid on my list of quilts to make ever since I first saw it. It was only available as a paper pattern so I just kept checking the website every so often to see if it had been converted to a PDF pattern. Guess what! It’s available as a PDF now! I literally purchased it within minutes of seeing Patty’s post in her Facebook group about the launch of her new website.
I modified the number of fabrics used so that I could make an ombre Valentine themed version. I used Kona solids for the front and chose a fun pink with white polka dots for the back and binding. The pattern calls for six prints. I used 7 so that I could do each row one color. I cut 6 of the solid fabrics in to one 8” x 30” strip and one 3” x 30” strip each. I cut the seventh fabric in to two 8” x 15” strips and two 3” x 15” strips. I cut the background fabric in to six 8” x 30” strips and six 3” x 30” strips. Then cut two 8” x 15” strips and two 3” x 15” strips from the remaining background fabric. My fabric was exactly 45” wide. If yours is shorter, you may need to sub cut your strips to 9” or 12” depending on the width of your fabric. The finished quilt is approximately 60” x 70”.
The colors I used are:
Row 1: Ballet Slipper
Row 2: Pink
Row 3: Carnation
Row 4: Sassy Pink
Row 5: Bright Pink
Row 6: Pomegranate
Row 7: Cardinal
I did a simple straight line quilting in the ditch. I am using my grandmother’s old Bernina from the early 80’s. Recently I was able to find a genuine used Bernina walking foot at a local quilt shop. I discovered a way to help keep the needle in the ditch with this walking foot that I don’t think was an option with the walking foot I had for my old sewing machine. There are notches cut in the ends so that the needle will be in that position if all the way to the left or right and then you can just line your seam up with the edge of the opening on the presser foot. Here is a photo in case that doesn’t make sense.
I have no idea who the recipient of this quilt will be yet. I have too many nieces to choose just one. I have had several offers from friends willing to sacrifice storage space in their homes to keep it safe for me. For now, I think I am going to hold on to it because I really do love it (my husband thinks it is pretty awesome too) and I was so excited that the pattern is finally available as a PDF. This was my first, but definitely not my last time sewing up this pattern.