A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 300,871
Currently Running With Scissors:
578 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Mini Modern Bright Art Quilt  (Read 772 times)
Tags for this thread: mini_quilt , modern_quilt , art_quilt  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 17872
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« on: October 29, 2013 01:32:03 PM »

This Mini Modern Art Quilt was for round 7 of the Mini Art Quilt Swap. I organize this swap once or twice a year and love doing so! We each provide our partners with 5-10 themes and we go to work, making a quilt with dimensions anywhere between 12" x 12" and 24" x 24." This one is about 18" x 21", I think?



My partner listed modern, modern/traditional, and funky and bright as a few of her themes. I decided to play with all solids and a few other techniques like string piecing and foundation piecing. I also bought a really cool tool to make the quarter circles, the Corner to Corner Curve Strip Ruler by Creative Grids. I picked this up at Fabric Depot and was really pleased with it. The quarter log cabin and the half square triangles are my nod to traditional quilt patterns.

The colors are all a little brighter in person and the coral/orange is a wonderful color, very bright but at the same time just a bit muted so it's not quite obnoxious. It's a Bella Solid.


 

My swap partner had this quilt pinned on her Pinterest and I started with that for some inspiration. From there I drew a sketch and refined it and fiddled with the measurements and colors until it was just how I wanted it. The actual quilt is fairly similar to my drawing, although some changes occurred due to measurement issues and my whims.



I quilted it with some parallel pairs of diagonal straight lines. I like the way this seemed to bring the quilt together and made the disparate sections of the quilt seem a little more cohesive.






I found this fabric in my stash and decided it was perfect for the back. It's a little heavier weight than regular quilting cottons, but not quite home dec weight. I'm not sure if it's a vintage fabric I got from The Knittn' Kitten or maybe it's an Ikea fabric? Either way I really like it. I finished the mini quilt off with my machine stitched binding technique, corner triangles to hang it, and my new label I got from etsy. They say "stitched with love by (my name)"





« Last Edit: October 29, 2013 01:34:10 PM by MareMare » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 3/19

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
meleriffic
Global Moderator
Clothing Moderator
Toys, Dolls, & Playthings Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5107
Joined: 05-Jan-2009

Avatar by Cris Ortega


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013 07:02:40 PM »

Every time I see the thumb nail of this I have to smile. It's so bright and cheerful. I normally love prints but just using solids turned out beautiful.

And I love love love the fabric you used for the backing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 12036
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013 07:36:46 PM »

LOVE this, Mare!! Great use of solids. The modern design and bright colors are awesome. I think you really nailed your partner's themes.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

yoopidou
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2347
Joined: 14-Aug-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013 08:19:01 PM »

Great design, this quilt is beautiful.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 27449
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013 04:59:59 AM »

Such an amazing quilt! You are so talented.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

HSG
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 9242
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Margaritas & Facial Masks


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013 05:45:29 AM »

Such bright wonderful colors Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

B'H
Proud Army Mom, Hoaah!!!
My Etsy
Help Fight Breast Cancer
I Sew Cute
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a Fanatic Friend of Craftster!
Offline Offline

Posts: 6853
Joined: 08-Apr-2008

Take me to the kittens!!! >^.^<


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013 06:39:14 AM »

Beautiful! It's so fresh & fun looking.  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out Trinkets & Jewelry! Wink
pinterest
blog
twitter
etsy
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 17872
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013 11:25:39 AM »

Thanks guys! I want to play some more with the quarter circles, they are so fun!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 3/19

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
Wise One
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013 06:02:32 PM »

I admire your way of putting together your 'blocks' in this quilt.  It's so modern, yet so vintage. 

I've been studying old quilts and they just sewed together big sections, added a few rows to make it wider/longer, stuck on something else, and then sewed up the binding without a border.  Fearless.  Just like you.  Cool
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes not so wise Smiley
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 17872
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013 10:15:09 PM »

Thank you! It is increasingly popular with modern quilts to do without borders. Your description sounds like how I usually make my quilt backs Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 3/19

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Japanese Inspired Hairstyles
Lela Rose Backstage Hair Trends - Fall 2009
Akiko Ogawa Backstage Hair Trends - Fall 2009
Georges Chakra Backstage Hair Trends Spring 2011 - NYFW
Gottex Backstage Hair and Makeup Trends Spring 2011 - NYFW
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight On: Stamping
Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge - Jose Romussi
Tute Tuesday: Imprinting on Concrete

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.