Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Throw Quilt Entry

I have been seeing all the lovely entries for the past few days for the  Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side and decided that I wanted to enter a couple quilt of my own.  As I was contemplating which quilts to choose, I thought I would include the first "modern" style quilt I made.


I had been quilting for a few years when the modern quilting movement came to be.  As I am someone who loves scrappy and am not a big fan of white, in the beginning, I wasn't quite sure what to think of this style of quilting.

So, I just gave it a try and this fun quilt was the result.




I still kept the prints very scrappy.  I used a mix of new and stash fabrics.

This was really the first time I used gray in a quilt also.








Designing up a more modern quilting designs was also new. Most of my longarm quilting in the past had been on very traditional quilts.

I went with wavy lines to accentuate the woven ribbon design of the quilt and quilted a fun texture in the white.  It was fun exploring some new looks.




All in all, I was quite pleased with the experience and the finished product.  It is a quilt that I am quite attached to, which is very rare.  I still have a hard time using white in my quilts but have learned now that the quilting police will not come after you if you use gray or navy in its place.

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Thanks for stopping in.  Be sure and check out all the entries in all the categories.  I have been seeing lots of inspiration and ideas and the stories behind each quilt are always fun to read. 

22 comments:

sarahquilts.com said...

This is why quilting grabs on and won't let go - there's always something new to try.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great job! Love your quilt!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

I love, love this quilt pattern giving the appearance of being woven! And thE color combination of gray and orange is so wonderful! The wavy quilting is so unique too.

CitricSugar said...

Orange and grey is one of my favourite colour combos! Love that woven look.

Seams Sew Together said...

I too was traditional with my longarming now I have moved to more modern as well, nice quilt, love the orange and grays together.

Lonci said...

Gorgeous colours and the quilting is fabulous:)))

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Wonderful! I have never thought of gray and orange....love the woven look and the quilting. yeah you!!!!!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love the colors and the design of this quilt. It is so pretty! Great entry!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Susan Owenby said...

I LOVE the orange. It's a color that is very hard to get right and you nailed it. :) Nice entry, good luck!

Hilary said...

This is really beautiful!

Shauna said...

Very nice - I love orange and grey together.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Love the woven effect!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love the woven effect too! This is such a great simple bold design.

Charlotte said...

Fantastic colours! I love it!

SarahZ said...

I love this! It is fun to push that comfort zone isn't it?!

Suzy Homemaker said...

Beautiful fabrics and colors, I love the grey and orange together.

LynCC said...

Success :D What an interesting quilt that makes orange just sing. pretty!

Cille said...

Quilting Police - ha ha - just don't tell them where I live ;) I really like your quilt. Fab colors!

Sharon said...

Wonderful quilt! And good for you for trying Modern quilting. I think you did a bang-up job of it! Love the grey and orange!

Queenie Believe said...

I love this quilt! The greys are strong and the oranges not yellow which pairs wonderfully and the white really pushes the basket weave. I can certainly understand your attachment to this most awesome quilt.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Jayne said...

beautiful color combination!

Robin said...

Such a fun quilt. Orange and grey is an awesome combo!