Saturday, July 16, 2011

Something Modern

Since becoming involved with the Modern Quilt Guild, I've been more open to exploring the use of new-to-me fabrics in quilts. My eyes have been opened, so to speak, to the use of more fresh-looking print, and solids... again, but different than when I pieced Amish-style quilts in the early 80's!

Wanting to use my recently-purchased DS Collection (Denyse Schmidt) of "Picnic" and "Fairgrounds" prints, I cut rectangles from the prints, and ovals (I have a set of acrylic templates) from solid pink. 

Centering an oval, I machine appliqued each one to a rectangle. There's a piece of fusible interfacing behind the pink, so the print behind it wouldn't shadow through.

Then, I cut each rectangle shape into fourths, rearranging them to mix up the prints. I sewed them back together with white sashing. The one-inch pink square in the center is a set-in seam. 

Funny how the formerly rectangle blocks became square! I put them all together with more solid white sashing and solid pink cornerstones. 

Half the blocks have pink circles that tilt one way, and the other half of the blocks have circles that tilt the other way. I'm thinking to name this quilt "Wibble Wobble."
60" X 72"
How to make this quilt seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? But honestly, I moved very thoughtfully from step to step, undecided about what to do next. It's a little more interesting to piece a quilt not knowing how it's going to turn out! I definitely enjoyed it and am pleased with the result. Linda

19 comments:

  1. Oh so creative and very clever design! I love it! Great job Linda!

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  2. You've don well designing this, it's cool how the ovals turned into wobbly circles. Congrats, it does have that "modern" feel!
    :-}pokey

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  3. *drool* i like it too! so different and the pink just pops! i love it!

    you are sew creative to think of that!

    thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh, Linda, so pretty!! And different. Bet it was lots of fun. ~karen

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  5. Linda, that is a totally awesome quilt. Love it because it is so different. Well done!

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  6. It's so fun and bright, and I love the design. Congrats on your fabric win. What a treat!

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  7. Very interesting quilt Linda. Looks great & i love the name "wibble wobble". Happy Stitching,

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  8. I love it but I enlarged it and looked very closely and it sure didn't look that simple to me. I think it took a lot of thought and trial and error and it turned I beautiful and loved the colors.

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  9. What a clever way to make a quilt! I love the effect! And the pink improves the look of these fabrics enormously - as pink always does :-))

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  10. Fabulous, Linda! Very adventurous. :) I mostly have no idea how a quilt is going to come together until the end, and chopping and re-piecing is such fun. I really love your design and the colours work so well together.

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness. You should definitely package this and sell it...it is fantastic!!

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  12. Love it. Very interesting pattern emerging.

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  13. Love your quilt, Linda. You're so talented to think up such a great design. Looks very Wibble Wobble to me!

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  14. I love your new quilt and it's name.

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  15. Love it! The hot pink is great with the DS prints, and such a great design!

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  16. I completely adore this! Love the pink with the DS prints!

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  17. This is impressive...what a great pattern you ended up with!

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  18. I love this! it just looks fabulous! now.... what fabrics do I have sitting waiting that I could do this with......?

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  19. Very cool, Linda! I like that it looks more complicated than your explaination. With the double sashing and cornerstones it makes it hard to recognise where the blocks begin and end! Very Cool!

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