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finished quilt top

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Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style taught by Elizabeth Hartman

Create seven quilts with modern fabrics and stylish compositions using techniques such as improvisational piecing, paper piecing and raw edge appliqué.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
JolovestoQuilt on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 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.

JolovestoQuilt on craftsy.com

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.

JolovestoQuilt on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just start sewing and cutting!. Try and trust yourself!

JolovestoQuilt on craftsy.com

This looks great! This is a good example of a project where adding a border doesn't take away from the modern look (because the border is made with the same negative space fabric from the rest of the quilt). Great job!

12/09/2012 Flag