Monday, September 25, 2017

Memory - A traditional block in modern fabric

A while back, I was in the mood to piece a traditional quilt block. With no real plan in mind, I pulled some fabrics in teal, mint, gray and gold. I had some white Kona Cotton on hand for a background, so I just started making blocks using a block I found in one of my block books called Memory.


I ended up making 12 blocks {the quilt is flipped over on the railing from the photo above here}.



The blocks were super fun to piece, especially pairing up the fabrics for each one.




I photographed the quilt on a beautiful Saturday morning at an industrial building along Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail.


I think simple straight line quilting works so well when you have a quilt with very high contrast fabrics. I was happy with how my 3/4" spaced lines turned out - straighter than usual. Amazing what slowing down a bit will accomplish!


The backing is Alison Glass Grow in Charcoal and the binding is Cotton + Steel Dottie in Fedora.


Have you noticed I love traditional blocks in modern fabrics? Yes, it's my favorite!

14 comments:

  1. I love everything about that quilt! I'm like you - I love to combine traditional patterns with modern fabric. You quilting is a perfect accent to the design, too.

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  2. This one turned out amazing! I love it so much. Thanks for the inspiration...

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  3. Very pretty. Yes, I also love traditional blocks done in modern fabrics. Hoping that soon I can perfect straight-line quilting.

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  4. What a great quilt! The colors are so pretty. TFS.

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I love that you chose a different background fabric for the stars than the quilt.

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  6. It's a beautiful quilt. Great Colors! Thanks for the reminder that you do not always need a complicated quilting design. I love the straight lines that you picked. And lovely pictures.

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  7. Gosh, that's a beautiful quilt! How inspiring!

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  8. I too love traditional block with modern fabrics. This quilt is stunning. I love the quilting on it. Do you start in the middle and work your way down going back and forth?

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  9. It's beautiful. You fabrics are lovely together. I especially love your use of gold/yellow against the more muted colors and white.

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  10. The color palette, the piecing, the quilting...pure perfection.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!