Monday, September 23, 2013

Modern or just plain crazy?

Do you remember this quilt that I started back in April?  Well it's quilted and ready for binding....

It wasn't bad enough that I entered my Bubbles quilt in MQX before it was finished but I entered this one too!  I entered it in the Modern category...   now I'm the first one to admit that I really don't understand "Modern" 

I like a lot of what I see, but that doesn't mean I understand it.  To me a lot of it looks retro and I really, really like retro.  Then some of it looks to me to be minimalist....  So I really don't know where my quilt may fall into this category

Is it the use of solid colors?  Or the improv piecing?

I just don't know...

With this quilt I decided to use two layers of Hobbs 80/20, which made it really, really puffy.  I hated it!  I have this theory...  if you don't like it, add more quilting!

I started out quilting a random edge to edge design... and with it being so puffy, I really wasn't happy with it.  I didn't want to take all the quilting out so I decided to add some pebbles, pearls, and swirls in between the lines to help lay down the batting.

 I may have gotten carried away!  

But I really, really like it!!!

The other thing about "Modern" quilting is the use of pieced backs.  That I've always done....  started doing that in the early 90's.  Then it was called "Back Art".  For me it was just away to use up some of my scraps from the front.


 I love the bowling pin fabric!  No, I don't bowl...  it just reminded me of a retro bowling shirt.

So again I have plenty of areas that the judges can comment "Room for improvement" on...  and that's OK.



  1. I don't know about room for improvement, it looks great to me. More importantly it looks like you had a blast quilting it!

  2. I really, really like it! looks very cool, your quilting is awesome!

  3. Oh, You can tell a longarmer because they LOVE the quilting! And I love that quilting...I am doing a bargello and picked a pale turquoise thread for part of it. I'm jazzed now to see your thread...I hope I dont have too many boo know what they say about contrasting thread!!

  4. This is so fun! I love the colours and the quilting looks great!


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