Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Challenge Quilt Progress

In my last post about my challenge quilt for the Riley Blake Modern Quilt Challenge I had run out of the ombre fabric I wanted to use in the border so I had to figure something else out to do with the fabrics I did have.  Let’s see where that took me!

I completely believe that everything happens for a reason. The fact that I didn’t have enough ‘ombre’ fabrics left for the border meant that I was supposed to come up with something completely different!  Before I got to the ‘main event’ though I wanted to ‘stop’ the middle design by putting a thin dark Kona border.

  I had already made some square blocks with the ombre fabrics so I started by building more borders around them.  Once they were the size I wanted – I chopped them in half.

The size didn’t matter too much but I liked having them all a bit different.  I added the dark Kona fabric to the outer edge to make all of the blocks the same width.  In some places I added some darker strips in the other direction as well.

  Here you can see the first side finished – I’m super happy with how this is going!

Side two is finished! You may notice that in a few spots I also just bordered with the darker Kona around various strips of Riley Blake fabric.

 Three sides are complete!

And here – I have all four sides of the pieced border done!  I don’t often take the time to make a pieced border but I have to admit – it completely changed the look of this quilt and was so worth it!  And – I’m really happy that I ran out of that ombre!

I just couldn’t see trying to quilt this one on my own since my sewing area was still such a mess when I finished.  So – instead I sent it off to one of my favorite Free Motion Long Arm Quilters – Marcia Wachuta of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting.  I sent her a sketch of my idea for quilting.

I’ll admit – I’ve already seen pictures of the quilting and it should be making its way back to me sometime today.  You should definitely hold your breath – this quilt is going to be amazing!  Stay tuned for posts of the final project!!!

1 comment:

  1. I think I've said it before, but I love this quilt, it's just fabulous!


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