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« 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)"





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« 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.
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« 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.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013 08:19:01 PM »

Great design, this quilt is beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013 04:59:59 AM »

Such an amazing quilt! You are so talented.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013 05:45:29 AM »

Such bright wonderful colors Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013 06:39:14 AM »

Beautiful! It's so fresh & fun looking.  Wink
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« 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!
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« 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
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« 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
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