Dream Modern–a Quilt Finish

I am part of a modern quilting club at my local quilt shop – Mill House Quilts.  The group chooses a book for the year and then each month we go through a chapter/concept/skill by signing up for what we’d like to teach (it’s not required … but I love to talk so I signed up).  Our book last year was Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making: From Color to Quilting: 10 Design Workshops by Your Favorite Teachers and I signed up to teach Improvisational Patchwork.

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This small quilt is what resulted from the lesson I taught.  The blue scraps were improvisationally pieced and then set into the solid fabric.

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I like the unconventional design created by these pieces but I think my favorite part about this piece were all the possibilities for quilting it.  I used a turquoise Aurifil thread for quilting and I can’t say enough great things about it.  In the top I free form quilted the word ‘dream’ in the upper left and then just went from there with other patterns and designs.

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Since the quilt isn’t large it was easy to manipulate on my regular sewing machine.

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Here you can see that in the blue chunks I started to do some wavy straight line quilting.  My initial intent was to start with that and then go back and fill in some fun patterns.  But once I had it to this point, I stepped back and just really enjoyed how it looked without filling it in.  I think it’s a fun mixture of intense quilting and simple quilting … which mimics the intense improvisational pieces with the simple solid background. 

This little piece is done and I am very happy with the end result – what a fun little project!

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And for the back – a fun Quilt Graffiti print!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

2 comments:

  1. I really like the quilting on this piece. I don't often think to add a lot of space for quilting - mostly because my skill level isn't up to it, but I do hope I will be able to e up to it soon.

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