Sunday, 8 September 2013

Baby plus quilt {finished}

Thanks to everyone who made helpful/encouraging comments when I posted about my ditch-stitching frustrations. As many of you pointed out - now that it is all done, the wobbles are not too noticeable.


I really love this quilt - pity I only made it baby sized! (It's around 30x40 inches) The overall effect is soft but vibrant at the same time. I really like the depth that the low volume background gives it - I think there may be more textured backgrounds featuring in future projects.

The back is also really cute. Look at those little fairies - irresistible!


This is my challenge quilt for our Monday Modern exhibition that is coming up. We were challenged to create a baby-sized quilt that represented an idea or ideas about modern quilting. I wrote in my blurb about the influence of the internet and how you often get to observe an idea being created and then reinterpreted by others. I think the idea for this quilt was first developed by Ashley who took her inspiration from the Marcelle Medallion quilt (Alexia Abegg). Then different versions of it started springing up on Flickr or blogs. So my quilt represents a very modern process rather than a design element.

If you are local you might want to check out our little exhibition - its on at Highwic Wednesday 18th Sept until Friday 29th Sept. Our little group have set up a roster so that we can take turns at looking helpful and/or shooting icy looks at any children with chocolate on their fingers. I must go and buy some white gloves so I can look the part ;-)




16 comments:

  1. I love your baby + quilt! And the backing is so cute!

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  2. Noice. It can go in my box o' stuff. I have seen that poster in my local spotlight and can't believe I didn't spot your triangles quilt! I'll try and fit in a visit in between the two kiddie parties and wedding that all seem to be on at the same time! It's a lovely idea.

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  3. Wow, Megan, I love how this has turned out. If I wasn't going away in the next week I would come up this weekend, but I have so much to do before we go.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! Have fun at the exhibition!

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  5. Such a gorgeous quilt - I really love it :-)

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  6. Your +quilt is gorgeous !!! The combination of low volume & KF fabrics looks really great. L

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  7. Gorgeous quilt, and what a cool exhibition!

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  8. I just love these quilts! It's gorgeous. I really need to finish mine : )

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  9. Very nice, Megan! Love the background prints!

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  10. This is so striking - I really love it!

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  11. oh, how completely adorable and so fresh!
    I wish I could hop in a canoe and paddle on over to Auckland for that show - it looks wonderful.

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  12. I just googled plus quilt and found yours - I am in love. SUCH a gorgeous quilt with so much depth and movement.

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  13. How much do I love this quilt? I don't think I could quantify that. Would you mind if I added this to my Pinterest album? No problem if you would rather I didn't.

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