The last week I have been working on a new block for my Modern Guild’s Block of the Month. This month is a string block, and I decided to do mine as a sort of rainbow starburst. I love the way it turned out and now I think I need an entire quilt made out of these blocks! I may start making more of these blocks now as they were quick to put together and didn’t require too much thought so they were great for nap times.
I now have 4 blocks ready! I am loving the way they all look together.
It is time to start thinking of getting the next block ready: a wonky log cabin!
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I made this quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge with Micheal Miller fabrics. It is one of the few quilts I have made this year that was of my own design (apparently having a kiddo took away a lot of my time for creating), however it is also one of my favourite quilts from this year. Thankfully it gets to stay at my house!
When the fabrics first arrived, I had no idea what I was going to make with them. I admit I stared at them for weeks before I cut into them a friends house, there is nothing like a quilting session with friends inspire you and give you the courage to cut into that fabric!
The quilt to came together quickly, including the back I pieced with leftovers from the front, which was great given that this had a deadline and I was running our of time. Then for reasons I still don’t understand (must have been the sleep deprevation making it seem like a good idea) I decided to do some spiral quilting. Not just any spiral quilting with lines spaces a reasonable distance, nope I decided to space the quilting 1/4″ apart. Then I decided that I needed a second spiral that centered on the “flower” on the back of the quilt. So much for a quick quilt.
It was worth it though and i love the end product. I was worried the heavy quilting would make it too stiff, but that hasn’t been a problem yet (although I haven’t been brave enough to wrap the baby up in all that white either).
I am entering this quilt in Bloggers Quilt Festival Original Design Category put on my Amy’s Creative Side (thanks for hosting!).
My local modern quilt guild decided to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild Micheal Miller fabric challenge. This is the quilt that I made for the challenge. They provided us with fat eights of 6 fabrics which are the main features in the front of my quilt. I loved the fabric with the colourful wedges and used that to inspire the start of my design with the stacked wedges.
The back of the quilt was made by piecing the scraps together into a strip and filled with Michael Miller Coral solids.
For the quilting I decided this would be a great time to try a spiral quilting. I had two designs and after a bit of debating I decided to center the spirals on the fowers on the the front and back of the quilt.
The binding took a little longer than anticipated due to our new arrival, but she makes an adorable quilt model!
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