Coming Unwound Quilt

Coming Unwound by Sarah J. Maxwell

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 51" x 51"

Rating : Confident Beginner

Designed By : Sarah J. Maxwell

As a quilter, I’m always looking for artwork to grace the walls of my studio. One criteria is that it really should be sewing-related. Nearly every sewing studio has a display of spools on the wall near the sewing machine for easy access and a splash of color. But just think: you could make your own spool art using Sarah J. Maxwell’s design! In this gorgeous quilt, elements of modern quilting abound: Enlarged scale, a checkerboard of interwoven “thread”, sophisticated color theory and transparency, and a giant area of negative space for standout quilting make this quilt even more amazing.

Why not hang “Coming Unwound” in your own studio for inspiration?

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the March/April 2018 digital issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • Fat quarter each of dark purple print and light purple print
  • 1 ½ yards each dark turquoise print and medium magenta print
  • 3/8 yard each of light turquoise solid and pink solid
  • ½ yard of dark magenta print for binding
  • 3 ¼ yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

Note: Fabrics used in the quilt shown are primarily from A Shout, A Whisper, A Text and Dandy Days collections by Sarah J. Maxwell for Studio 37 Fabrics.

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork January/February 2018 for this pattern and more!