Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Challenge–Quilt Finished

It felt so good to put that final stitch into the binding!  My challenge quilt is FINISHED!  I tried to get some decent photo’s but it’s definitely hard to do in the winter time...with bigger quilts.  I ended up moving our futon and pinning the quilt to my curtains – actually worked out pretty decent.  Anyway – the big reveal…

Modern Log Cabin!  I am so super happy with how this turned out!

  The center of each block is a piece of red Kona – to stick to the traditional rule of starting a log cabin with a red square.  I’ll be writing up a pattern for this quilt so you can find out how the rest of it went together (if you can’t figure it out from the pictures).  I’ve realized that I really love to mix tradition with modern.  A friend of mine calls herself a contemporary quilter…I think that might be the proper word for me.

  Anyway – when I finished this quilt my ‘long’ arm was still covered in fabric scraps.  I quickly contacted my friend and talented free motion long arm quilter – Marcia Wachuta of Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting, to see if she could squeeze me in!  It was my lucky day!  She could squeeze me in!  So I sent it off and she did this amazing swirly quilting design on the quilt!


I was beyond happy when I opened my mail and saw the quilting!  It was absolutely perfect for this quilt!  I finished her off by binding her in two different shades of grey/black Kona.  They’re really similar and you may not notice it in the picture but you can tell if you look close.

I know I’ve said it before – but I love a challenge.  It inspires me to come up with something I never thought I’d put together…or finally put together that idea I’ve had but never had a reason to do.  Thanks to the Modern Quilt Guild and to Riley Blake for hosting this fun challenge!

8 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful. I would love to have the pattern when you write it up. Please let me know when it is available.

    Thank you.

    Radene

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  2. That is amazing! So fun to look at! Love the circular quilting contrasting with the square piecing.

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  3. Wow! This quilt is so great. What a creative design with the log cabin. I just found you from Finish Friday, will follow. I am also a modern traditional quilter, I think.

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  4. Thank you so much! I love your 'I think' at the end. I'm pretty sure that is how I always define myself...with an 'I think' :)

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  5. I've been enjoying watching all the progress on this quilt Kim. I LOVE everything about it. Marcia's quilting is the perfect complement.

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  6. I love the soft sherbet colors with the contrast of the grey/black. Very well done! Brava!

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  7. What an amazing work of art. I love it! You definitely have a way with color! Thanks for sharing!

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