Monday, October 14, 2013

Foray into the Modern World...

Modern Quilting World that is...

The Victoria Modern Quilt Guild had their inaugural meeting in September and will be meeting again on October 17, 2013 at Satin Moon Quilt Shop.  The link is here to the site/blog.

ANYWAY...since the inaugural meeting I've been working on a modern quilt and am pleased that I was able to put the finishing stitches into the binding on a recent trip to Vancouver during 'waiting room' time.

I purchased the Dahlia fabric and the grey solid  locally at Capital Iron.  I purchased them together unsure of what I would make; I just loved the fabric.  I added the lime green as the accent colour after a consult with my DH.  Tried orange but too overpowering.  Anyway this is the result...

I quilted it with just random (as in not measured distances between) straight lines which I was able to do on my domestic sewing machine.  I kinda called this my 'instant gratification project' because it went together so quickly with the big blocks.

And now back to my regularly scheduled UFO projects.  Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and while the turkey and other items are baking away I'm hoping to sneak away and work more on my Easy Street which has been hanging  drooping (see what I mean below) on my design wall for way too long.  How long?  Well, Bonnie Hunter is set to start another mystery which means it's been in progress for a year.  I think it will be the next quilt to be called finished.  Such a wonderful word 'finished' when used in the quilting realm.

I'm quite enjoying my foray into the modern quilting world.  I think my Easy Street colours are also kinda edgy, modern and definitely away from what my regular palette might include.

Here's a sneak peak and my first corner of "Easy Street".  I've started assembling the rows and am doing the pieced setting triangles as I go.  I was thinking that the final borders would be red (inner border) and grey (outer border) but am now thinking of picking up the blue, which I do have enough of.  We shall see!  Anyway, without further adieu, top left corner of Easy Street:

And now back to the kitchen to check on the list.  We have 10 for dinner tonight.  But I'm still determined to get some sewing time in today before back to work tomorrow.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Love your Modern Pink Dahlia, Mavis! And thanks for the "Capital Iron" plug.
    Happy stitching, Diane