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Pivot Quilt / Polk Version

Posted by Nicole Daksiewicz on

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a quilt I made way back in 2018 when I had just released the Pivot quilt pattern and Carolyn Friendlander released her beautiful fabric line called Polk.

As soon as I saw this fabric I HAD to have it. If I remember correctly the shop I bought it from had a beautiful bundle that included Polk and some coordinating Kona solids that really completed the set.

It was also just enough fabric to make a throw size Pivot (14 Fat Quarters).

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Here’s a throwback pic for you! It was September 2018 when I was working on the Pivot blocks for the quilt. I absolutely loved this color palette, it reminded me of Autumn, and seemed like the perfect quilting line that was both feminine and masculine.

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

For this quilt I chose to do a 1/2” straight line quilting using a natural thread. I like to do a bit denser quilting when I am using a textured linen fabric to really secure any bits that could come undone with washing. I also used a fun printed navy flannel (pre-washed) for the backing of the quilt. All of this with a cotton batting, this will crinkle up in the wash to be a super cozy fall throw quilt.

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

We took photos out at Loyola beach on Lake Michigan in Chicago / Evanston area this past weekend. I would have more photos if it were not for the absolute CRAZY amount of bees that were on the beach that day! One kid got stung, everyone tried escaping to the water but these bees were relentless - so we packed up pretty quickly and went back to our friends house.

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

So happy I was able to bring this particular quilt out to the beach this day - the colors of the sand, blue skies and golden grasses were a perfect match for the textures and colors in this quilt. Nature really can make the best backdrop for photos.

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

When I was taking this image, there was a woman on the walking path where I was standing, walking by. She laughed because she couldn’t see what exactly I was taking a photo of - with of all of the grass in the way. She knew for sure there was a dog sitting on the bench having a photo shoot!

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Thank you so much for reading the blog today! If you are interested in making your own Pivot quilt - it’s available in both PDF instant access and also printed pattern.

Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com

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Happy Sewing!


Pivot Quilt / Polk Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Pivot Pivot Quilt Quilt Pattern

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  • Hi! I have made Pivot more than once and just love the pattern. My daughter likes this version a lot and I will try to come close to it with some Polk fabrics and some Essex linen. Would you mind sharing if you used linen for the white background or a quilting cotton such as Kona? thank you !
    Best Sheila

    Sheila Stewart on
  • I absolutely love this quilt. Looking forward to making those curves!

    Barbara on

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