P2 Modern Quilt-A-Long Quilt

Remember this post? Well, that quilt is now completed! Many thanks to Charlie and Ryan who hosted the quilt-a-long at Patchwork Squared (their joint blog). I learned some new techniques and enjoyed seeing what the other participants choose for fabrics…also some of the original blocks they developed for the center block.

This quilt is made up entirely of Kona Cotton solids – in my case I chose one of the pre-packaged color combinations of ash, white, mango, coal and turquoise (courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop which sells a vast array of Kona Cotton Solids). Each block measures approximately 12″ (finished) and the quilt is sashed and bordered with the Kona Cotton Ash. The finished quilt measures 42.5″ X 43″ – which is a smallish lap quilt.

I pieced the back, creating a unique design in the center with left over fabrics.

The batting is warm and natural white cotton batting; and the binding is Kona Coal. I love the meandering stipple design, which I chose to use for the quilting pattern.

And of course, I put a label on this one:

I am really loving solid quilts these days – they used to scare me (I mean, come on, every mistake is just there to be seen!)…but I am beginning to gain some confidence by just diving in and going for it!

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    • Tui on August 8, 2011 at 17:30

    Wendy, it almost has an indigenous gestalt to it one moment – maybe the orange and turquoise combination – and then it looks like sailing flags the next. Good job, you!

  1. Simply gorgeous!

    • Amused on August 8, 2011 at 18:12

    I love it! I think that’s the perfect name for it, it is a very modern quilt.

  2. Love the darker colors on this one, especially the gray. Beautiful job!

    • Wendy on August 9, 2011 at 06:53

    Tui: LOL! I really loved this color combo – a lot of the quilters in the quilt-along chose their own colors, but I liked the pre-picked ones that the guys picked…and now I’m glad I used them 🙂

    Kathy: Thanks!

    Amused: Thank you! I love the modernness (is that a word?) of this quilt!

    Heather: Thank you! I really like gray in quilts too 🙂

    • Lisa on August 10, 2011 at 19:17

    Really nice! I think I like the back more than the front, nice job! It’s like it has two fronts.

    • Wendy on August 25, 2011 at 08:04

    Lisa: Sorry for my late response to your comment! Thanks for your kind words 🙂 I love piecing the backs…

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