Quilt top from SMS Modern BOM July 2011

36 Blocks, with 2" sashing between rows and 4" sashing for a border around the whole quilt. Fabrics are Ash, Grey, Iris, and Red-Violet from Connecting Threads. Quilt top measures approximately 80" x 90". It is for a wedding gift for a good friend. I did kind of an improvised pieced backing, incorporating a coordinating print that will be used for the binding (it's closest to the red-violet in color)...just need to quilt this thing!


I'd love some suggestions on quilting...currently I am either going to do straight line quilting on the horizontal, or kind of follow the corners of the colored blocks, also on the horizontal. But I am not completely sold on either and I'd love to hear what others would do!

  • Vanessa9185 4y

    I love this!
  • Karen PRO 4y

    Really amazing! It is so great!
  • iknitandtell 4y

    Thanks! I think my friend will like it. :) I added a note above that I'd love suggestions on quilting this...
  • SewJta 4y

    I think I would do straight line quilting so as to not detract from the elegant design and color choice. Maybe even "stitch in the ditch".
  • Karen PRO 4y

    Hmm, straight line quilting would look nice but an all over meander could work too to contrast the geometric blocks.
  • Alissa Haight Carlton PRO 4y

    Amazing! I love it!
  • Amy Ellis 4y

    It's fantastic!! Love the color selections :)
  • Scintillant Shadow PRO 4y

    I LOVE this quilt! I haven't done much quilting so I don't know how you should do it. I like the straight line on the horizontal idea.
  • Sew Mama Sew 4y

    Incredible! Love the colors and the layout!
  • iknitandtell 4y

    Thank you so much, everyone! Plugging away at it; I am hoping to finish it up this weekend.
  • Sarah Witherby 4y

    truly gorgeous ....
  • Gillian 4y

  • Beth Dodd 4y

    Gorgeous!!! You did such a great job and the colors are great! What a special gift for your friend! Smiles~Beth
  • iknitandtell 4y

    I went with horizontal quilting lines on the sashing between colored blocks...my first time quilting something this large, and I used a free-motion foot, so the lines are a little wobbly but I didn't want them to be exactly straight, anyway. :P I am pleased with the outcome. This block makes a really nice quilt, I think! I would definitely do it again.
  • SewJta 4y

    What a beautiful gift!
  • jodydeschenes 4y

    R U kidding me?! way to go, that thing is GORGEOUS and what a gift, you generous soul!!!
    i am glad to hear you did straight (ish) (: line quilting - i'll bet it looks fabulous!!!
  • iknitandtell 4y

    Thank you! I finally got to talk to her after she opened presents and she loves it. :) Says she's already fallen asleep under it on the couch a time or two.
  • Taya PRO 3y

    Oh my, that is lovely! I love the colors you chose!
  • iknitandtell 3y

    Taya Thanks! :)
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