Modern Home Collection


Modern Home Collection

Modern HomeModern Home Collection
Gifted by Monaluna
Reviewed by Jessica Nichols, Editor of

Modern Home is a whimsical celebration of the domestic with a retro feel and a palette of bright, cheerful reds, greens, and blues. Sophisticated prints in geometric patterns mingle with playful prints featuring an unexpected surprise llamas! Llamas peeking out of windows and hiding under lampshades give this collection its silly whimsy.

In the Modern Home collection, Monaluna blends elements of retro home decor with bold geometric prints and bizarre yet adorable llamas. The collection begins with a base of colorful red, blue, and green prints. Both red prints play on the chevron trend, with Ziggy giving us a bold, electric, zig-zagged striped and Herringbone giving us an irregular pattern chevron stripes that seems hand-drawn or hand-painted. The single green print in the collection, Little Leaves, features stripes of graphic leaves in alternating directions. The feeling is at once natural and geometric. A light blue print titled Pebbles features stripes of gray, white, green and blue "pebbles," or oblong, irregular shapes. This uneven pattern contrasts starkly with the Mod Boxes print in the same color, a pattern of interconnected rectangles. A darker aqua print gets the name Brick Wall for its assortment of rectangles fitted together in a pattern. while the royal blue Ikat features an interesting pattern of diamonds. These seven prints, a collection of patterns especially suited to modern decor, form the foundations of the Modern Home line.

While the smaller prints are for the most part colorful yet subdued, the larger prints in Modern Home are bright and playful. The busy Coffee Time print features various coffee-related dishes and kitchenware with a retro feel against a gray background. The mid-century feel is carried through several other prints as well, appearing as modular sofas in Happy Home and unusual clocks in Time Flies. The Happy Home and Window to My Heart prints form a bridge between the domestic theme and the llamas, incorporating llamas into the prints as if they were natural fixtures in the home. The llamas are tied in with the graphic smaller prints in the Llama Love print, which features llamas colored in with the smaller prints.

The Modern Home collection is great for quilters and sewists who are looking for something a little offbeat. Its cheerful colors and whimsical themes are sure to bring a smile to your face!

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