Modern Quilt – Completed



So many decisions – what colour for the background, how to arrange the coloured blocks, what width for the sashing, where to position the “floating” small blocks, what kind of design to use for the quilting, whether to quilt all the blocks or just some, what coloured thread – solid or variegated, same for all blocks or different, matching or contrasting, what colour for the binding, one colour or with an accent or two?

Improvisational quilting needs lots of decisions at each step of the process – that’s after deciding on the overall dimensions which affects the size of the individual elements, and how many will be needed.

That’s what I love about improvisation – I have no idea how my idea will turn out. The fun is building the quilt and seeing it unfold.

This quilt ended up with 154 quilted “blocks” quite a number of them partial blocks at the edges because having rotated the whole quilt 30 degrees the edges were on a 60 degree diagonal. Because I quilt in the hoop (using my embroidery machine) that was a lot of repetitive hooping – it took quite a bit of time. 

I finished the quilt this morning. I’m happy with how it turned out – it’s a keeper. The colours  coordinate with my bedroom decor, and it’s long enough to cover my toes when I pull it up to my shoulders.

Now to come with an idea for the remains of that fabric collection – I figure I have enough for at least three more quilts!

Oh, and here is the back:



5 thoughts on “Modern Quilt – Completed

    • Pat, be sure to pick up some precast in Denpasar when you’re there – some “Pat” quarters as well as jelly rolls – you’ll have fun making quilts from them. Have a great time.

  1. Love it! The rich browns really make a statement. I’m still working my way through the BOTM. We shall have to compare when I get mine finished – a long, long time from now.

    • I expect there will be at least one more in these fabrics by then. Oh, and your pants project – email me and we can talk patterns. The Eureka pattern is worth looking at.

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