My entry this year is my newly finished "Modern Granny Quilt". Here's the stats:
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Finished quilt measures : 60″x 72″
Special techniques used : Modern design, negative space and machine free motion quilting
Best Category : Home machine quilted, Bed-sized quilt
I started it back in March, after a local charm square swap at our quilt store in town. The granny square craze was just starting on-line, so I cut up the charm squares and started making granny squares. I only had 40 or so charm squares, so originally it was going to become a baby quilt for my sister-in-law, who was pregnant with their second child.
When she miscarried in her second trimester, I put it away while we all adjusted to this loss.
These colors were so different from what I normally use that I had a really hard time finding anything in my stash to go with it, so I decided instead to turn it into a large quilt and use a LOT of negative space. Here's the finished quilt top. I finished it up just as summer was hitting, so it got put away again, until this fall.
Over the last few weeks, I've been having a lot of fun quilting it. The hardest part was coming up with a plan, but I love the way it ultimately turned out. Most of the quilt designs are from Leah Day's Free Motion Project, and quilted on my home machine. I like to put my own twist on things, and couldn't resist putting some "@" symbols into the pebbling design, because she is a modern granny after all!
I had just enough of the red batik fabric to finish it up with the binding. Here's the back, and a picture of it fresh out of the wash (yes, black fabric attracts a LOT of dust, and lint!!).
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