Friday, June 1, 2012

Mostly Modern

This quilt began with a very MODERN idea.
Four Large Simple blocks using half square triangles.
and.....

Straight LINES.

I'm sorry to say the straight lines and I did not get along.
There was too much puckering...
and I wasn't liking it.
:/
We parted ways YESTERDAY....
Thanks to my little seam ripper.
:)

I ended up loop-de-looping...
a quilting pattern that's in my comfort zone. ;)

So.... I guess this quilt is a little LESS modern
than I had anticipated.

When I went "shopping" in my stash
for backing fabric.......
These pieces of fabric practically FELL OUT
of my cupboard TOGETHER!!!

More often than NOT.....
I have to DIG AROUND
for quite a while until I'm pleased with
the collection of pieces to use for the backing!


Except for the TIME SPENT UN-sewing...
I loved making this quilt!

Those BIG pieced triangles have me thinking.....
Hmmm.....
So many possibilities!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Your loops look great! Do you pin or spray baste? I have had fairly good look with spray basting and straight line quilting....but I am no expert in the area of machine quilting : )

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  2. Elizabeth: I spray basted this time. I used a light weight 80/20 batting and that may have also been a factor....????

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    1. I use cotton batting, very thin, so maybe that makes a difference.

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  3. Oh Beth, I feel your pain. I too had the same straight line quilting you show, only mine was about a month of HAND quilting. I hated the puckered look and like you picked it all out and will be changing the batting inside and starting all over. I have photos that look similar to yours but have not posted about it yet!!

    I am sure you are sooooo much happier with your results now. I am happier with my project too! Sometimes a quilter has just gotta do what a quilter has to do.....get the seam ripper out!!!

    Great quilt!

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  4. Beautiful! While I like the piecing the back just makes it - glad the fabric jumped out at you!

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  5. I would have ripped it out too. was this with that walking foot? if so, ouch!

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  6. Man, that was quick! Looks great!

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  7. Love the back, too. Funny, the only machine quilting that I can manage is with a walking foot. This turned out really cool!

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  8. I think you back is just perfect!! And the front very lovely!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Love those pieced triangles... and the backing is perfect. Did you use a walking foot for your straight lines? Ripping is not fun, but your piece looks great.

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