Friday, September 13, 2013

My Modern Quilt

I guess this would qualify as a "modern" quilt.  It didn't start out that way, but after I completed my improv log cabin blocks, I challenged myself to put them into a non-traditional setting.  I really like the clean look that the solid white fabric gives.

Then I had to tackle the dilemma of how to quilt this so-called modern quilt. I have admired quilts that were quilted with perfectly straight lines and decided to give it a try.  I probably won't do that again!  

It took so long!  Even though the over-all effect is good, the lines are not very straight, despite my best efforts. 

I love the back and binding that I found.

The only thread that matched the binding was this antique wooden spool.  I used my Thread Heaven and never had a snag or fray.

In other news, I continue to work on the graffiti challenge.  Here are a couple of progress shots from last night and this morning:

Sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't.  I still have a long way to go.


P. said...

Love your improv log cabin quilt! I really like the quilting of it too, and the backing. Thread that like beeswax? Graffiti Challenge is such an intriguing work in process. It'll be fun to see how it ends up. Do you find the challenge stimulating or exhausting (or both)?

Teri said...

I love the layout of this quilt, I have been working on a log cabin for my grand daughter, with white at the last 2 pieces on each block, but was having a problem with how to put all the blocks together.