Saturday, February 7, 2015

Modern Grace

Today's quilty goodness is Modern Grace,
my November Book of the Month selection from Supersize 'Em by Debby Kratovil. (affiliate link)

Though this quilt was super easy to put together, the quilting design did not come as quickly.  The top hung on one of the longarm poles for a long time as I pondered how to quilt it. The biggest obtacle was what to quilt in the B/W print area, and what color thread to use?

Well, after quilting the Jeweled Flower Garden runner with it's B/W background, I decided it was time to load this one up and just go for it.

Ultimately, I used the same color thread throughout, a medium lilac color, with a lighter shade on the back. Free hand flowers on a wave adorn the borders, 
while a flower surrounded by stippling resides in each corner.
Super hard to see on the front because the thread blends in with that B/W print.  More stippling with an occasional flower is in the larger print areas, plus more of the piped binding on the edge.  Adds a great finish to this quilt!

And the B/W stripe is SID on the long sides only, nothing in between the black and white.  All the flowers are outlined in the center.
The back shows off the quilting, 

though it's hard to see in this complete shot.
So happy to have another quilt done, freeing up space on my longarm!

This quilt definitely has great impact because of the size block--super easy technique for a quick quilt. Hope you give it a try!

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. I love your quilt! The purple mixed with the white and the black makes it very sophisticated. We may not see much of the quilting on the front, but it looks so pretty on the back. Your picture with the quilt on the sofa is very beautiful.


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