Thursday, February 10, 2011

Modern Solid Quilt

I finished the Kona solid quilt and I love it! It came together very quickly since I didn't have any blocks to put together, just my very rough diagram to follow. this is really my kind of quilting. I really love clean solid lines. I quilted it in 3 inch squares. I originally did some straight line quilting across the width but decided it needed more and added some the across the length. I pieced the back with leftovers and I like it almost as much as the front. I really love the look of the solids. I think I will be making more in some girly colours. I'm thinking pink and favourite combo!

Quilt Front

Quilt back

Monday, February 7, 2011

Modern Improv

I think I mentioned in my previous post that my BF wanted his own quilt since I wasn't so good about sharing mine. He wanted black and white. I thought about different patterns for a while but nothing was really exciting me. All I knew was that I wanted it to be all solids and in different shades of grey with a little black. I was bored at the end of my shift last Friday night so I drew up a really rough plan and some measurements. I was a little afraid of ruining a whole lot of my much loved Kona solids. If any of you live in Canada, you know it's very hard to get designer fabrics here without paying double the price. I refuse to do that so all my fabric is ordered online. Because of this I try to make sure I have everything I need before starting a project. It's very frustrating to wait 2 weeks for more fabric if you have to order mid project. Anyway, I picked all Kona cottons. The colours are pepper, charcoal, medium grey, slate and ash. So far it's turning out well and I see a lot of solid quilts in my future.