Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style »
InstructionsI added a border as I wanted to increase both the size and the amount of negative space, so I can use this quilt as a class project for another Craftsy class I am doing - Machine quilting negative space.
Type of item: Home Decor
Mostly on sale Denyse Schmidt fabrics, plus a remnant of 1930's repro, which if it wasn't for Elizabeth's suggestion in an answer to a stash panic I was having I wouldn't have even consider it. So thank you.
What was your inspiration?
Elizabeth's awesome class and encouragement to a stash/fabric panic I was having. Plus my desire to make a modern quilt after spending hrs a week checking out blogs and looking at flickr.
What are you most proud of?
That I chose the colours. I am insanely insecure about colour choice and so usually pick all the fabrics in the same range to make a quilt (or take my hubby or sister along as my advisers). There was only 4 fabrics plus the solid white, so I picked outside of my comfort zone to stop me choosing my normal murky more traditional fabrics. Originally I had chosen a yellow/orange almost solid that matched the yellow in the prints exactly but when it was cut into squares and on my design wall I hated it - too strong. I honestly felt tense looking at it - toe curling, stomach knotting tense! So I took the offended colour down and replaced it with a calm inducing 1930's repro in green. Ahhhh. I liked it so much better.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just start sewing and cutting!. Try and trust yourself!