It's hard to believe that the Modern Quilts Unlimited "Everything Old is New Again" challenge series is wrapping up this month. Since August 2015, I, along with several other fearless quilters, have been participating in the monthly block challenges of adding our own modern twist to traditional quilt blocks using Michael Miller fabrics. It's been a lot of fun following the monthly challenges and seeing everyone's unique adaptation of these classic blocks: flying geese, snail's trail, bow tie, rail fence and more!
And now we come to the final challenge of combining all 12 of our blocks into a finished quilt. Luckily we were given 4 months to complete this final phase of the challenge series!! I did a few design mock ups in Electric Quilt 7 before arriving at this spinning design below.
|From Blocks to Mock Up|
With a design in mind, the piecing went fairly quickly! When I first began this challenge series, I purchased several prints along with matching solids from the Cotton Couture collection. I incorporated a few swatches of the chevron print into two of the blocks as well as the spinning borders, but I never used any of the coordinating circle/bubble print into my blocks or quilt top. It made for a lovely backing piece which was filled in with some remaining yardage of coordinating solids.
|Transforming My Blocks with Quilted Textures|
|All 12 Blocks Quilted|
|Gotta Love All That Texture!!|
I am so proud of this quilt and have greatly enjoyed the year and a half journey of creating it!! I hope you will consider casting your vote for it to win the finished quilt grand prize package that includes: a new BabyLock Lyric sewing machine, Michael Miller 1/2 yard fabric bundles for 12 months, Superior Threads certificate, Mountain Mist batting certificate, Modern Quilts Unlimited Gift Basket with a grand Total Prize valued over $4,000!! Online voting will continue through November 30th and requires a Facebook account.
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|"Spinning Stars," Finished Size 72" x 72"|