Mod Azul


About this Quilt

quilt-mod-azul-flatOnce you start making quilts, you see quilt designs in all kinds of surprising places. Floor tiles, especially, are rich sources of inspiration. Michael Caputo’s design, Mod Azul, was inspired by floor tiles in Mexico. It’s modern and blue (hence the name, Mod Azul), and in every way, refreshing. Looking at this quilt makes you think of walking barefoot across cool tiles on a hot summer day, with the ocean breeze carrying scents of salt and sunblock.

The fabrics are assorted prints in blue and white, with a few orange-y peach tones thrown in (to make you dream of summer treats like creamsicles and peach sorbet, no doubt). And the soft, dreaminess of the prints balances out the crispness of the “tile” blocks.

Surprisingly, the blocks are constructed with only rectangles and two sizes of Half Square Triangles (HSTs). The way they are combined makes the block look mitered, or as if you need a Y-seam.

No worries! There’s none of that complexity here, thanks! This is a vacation quilt!

Pattern Details

Quilt by: Michael Caputo
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: 51-1/2” x 61-1/2”
Finished Blocks: 30 (9”) Blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Inblue collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Get the Mod Azul pattern and More from Love of Quilting July/August 2018