Interlock in Modern Patchwork

Interlock by Amy Friend

I have another new quilt to share today. I was quite busy over the late spring to summer period but only now able to show all these projects.  This quilt is called Interlock. It’s a jelly roll friendly pattern that I made here using Persimmon by BasicGrey for Moda. I used Warm and Plush batting.  Have you tried it before? It’s a new product that I found while at spring market. It’s like White and Warm but is 50% more plush. I wanted to use it to make quilting more pronounced. Here I used a fairly tight meander in the negative space and left the interlocking prints unquilted so they popped. It would certainly make for a satisfyingly warm bed quilt too. It’s a little harder to use because it’s heavier and thicker so it adds to the weight of your quilt as you are quilting it. It also throws a lot more lint during the quilting. I think I will use this batting on my bed quilt whenever I finish it….

Interlock by Amy Friend

I love the way this quilt looks in Persimmon but I think that the pattern is very versatile and could look great in so many fabrics. I look forward to seeing more variations of it.

Interlock by Amy Friend


You can find the pattern in Modern Patchwork Winter 2015 issue.  I like how they styled this photo of my quilt!



  1. I love this quilt!! it is fantastic! I may buy this issue just for this pattern 🙂 Thank you for reviewing the warm and plush… I think I may give it a try when I can find it… I have in the past doubled my batting to achieve a heavier quilt… this may be just the ticket with a lot less steps!

  2. Ooh great design, Amy!

  3. I love it! Everytime you design one of these simple and so compelling designs I wonder why I did not think of it too. It sure looks great in the magazine.

  4. The heavier batting really adds great texture to your quilting. Really pretty quilt, Amy!

  5. Judy Tucker says:


  6. That’s the first thing I noticed when I saw the thumbnail…how the prints pop!:)

    Reminds me of chain link…wouldn’t it be cool if each “section” was a different print or maybe just like four prints?:) Ack….stop making cool stuff that gets in my head!!!:) xo

  7. That is super nice! I like the jellly roll friendly.

  8. The quilt and your stitch work are absolutely beautiful. As a scrap-booker, I LOVE Basic Grey papers, and to see the fabric as a quilt……….is awesome. You, my friend, are ubber talented!

  9. I love this pattern! Your quilting is great.

  10. Barbara Macey says:

    I eagerly look forward to your new designs with each posting. Obviously, you can “step outside the box” without the fear that keeps most of us from venturing “far from traditional designing!”

    Thank you Amy!

  11. Great pattern, I can never envisage what to do with jelly rolls

  12. I love seeing different quilts made from the persimmon line. I am using it for Pat Sloan’s block of the month quilt.

  13. Helen LeBrett says:

    What a fantastic quilt!! It’s so creative and clever and I just LOVE it! I’ve got to go and find that magazine now! 🙂
    Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  14. Jackie Brown says:

    Is there a way to purchase this pattern without purchasing the book?

  15. I finally bought the PDF of the magazine JUST for this pattern! I figured you might release a pattern someday but I didn’t want to forget it. I LOVE THIS QUILT!! I am scheming now to recreate it and probably a King sized version! Can you tell me what you used for the background? Thanks so much!

    • Jill Moen says:

      Did you figure out how to make it in a king size? What was the background fabric? Thanks for any help!

  16. Mary Jo Harrell says:

    I have tried and tired and tired to get a copy of Modern Patchwork Winter 2015 so I can get the pattern for Interlock. When I went on line to purchase it from the company the site froze every time at submit order. Can I get the pattern any other way?? Please!!!

  17. I am starting my second Interlock, this time reversing the color placement! So excited. Love your patterns.

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