Modern Quilt Guild Swap Quilt

I signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild‘s swap last year. It was in September or October, but since I’m deadline oriented (procrastinator) I didn’t think about it again until last month when I got the “penultimate nag email”. I had an idea of what I wanted to make, but wasn’t sure and quiet frankly my creativity level is at a pretty low point right now. So Yesterday I went into my sewing room and started to think. As Pooh would say, “think, think, think” while tapping his cranium.
My friend Susie was working on a really cool one (follow her on instagram – @sboots812) but nothing was coming to me. I came upstairs and had a little lunch (food always helps!) and BAM! I had an idea!

I had taken a class with Jacquie Gering and loved this technique so I dove in headfirst! I made the blocks and then started cutting them down to a random size (6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″). Then I messed around with the colors and layouts until I came upon something I liked. I kept thinking it needed some kind of border and I auditioned a couple of pieces and found something I liked! I couldn’t figure out which way was up, so I put triangular corners for hanging so the new owner can decide which way she likes best!

A 3″ square of fabric folded in half and pressed become the hanging sleeves.

Then came the fun part…QUILTING IT! I did an assortment of fills on my longarm from peapods to clam shells to straight line quilting! Always so much fun!! I used a double layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting (one of my favs for making the quilting shine!) and Superior Omni thread in matching colors (Silver, Wintergreen, and Aqua), The wall hanging is made from Kona Solid Cottons and Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics with ColorWeave from P&B Textiles on the back.

The front

The back

I hope you like it

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2 Comments

Allison

While the front is (obviously) great, I love the back and how it really shows off your beautiful quilting! Also, glad to see that you did the same kind of hanging corners I did. (Gives me confidence that my little hanging corners are okay.)

    Lisa

    Thanks Allison! I really love those corner hangers! Plus I couldn’t figure out which way to hang it!

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