Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge Quilt - Finished!

I actually finished this quilt a couple weeks ago and finally had the time (and decent weather) to take photos.

The print fabrics are all from the Madrona Road line, designed by Violet Craft for Michael Miller.

The challenge from The Modern Quilt guild was to use this fabric, along with any solids, to make something quilty.

I wanted to give a modern look to a traditional block, so I went with my favorite, the Log Cabin.

 My original quilt design was to put four of these Log Cabin blocks into a square and use sashing to look like a window. So, I tried that and did not like it at all.

I tried a couple other things with the blocks and ended up setting them on point, with corner triangles made from another of the Madrona Road fabrics. I sashed them with a lovely Bella Solid Blue and filled out the rest of the quilt with Kona Steel.

I used my leftover fabrics to piece the backing, which I really like. The quilt measures approximately 58"x65".


✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love them on point! I've never seen anything like it and all that negative space looks divinely modern. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful idea. So neat, and so modern looking. Very nice Christy.

CeLynn said...

This is exceptional! I Love it! One of these days maybe I will get brave enough to make a quilt with negative space.

Violet Craft said...

Oooh! Wow! What a great idea. I like the back too!!!

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful, love it Christy

Mareenchen said...

This is neat! Love them on point, too. Great to have them on the side only. Lovely effect.

felicity said...

I love both sides! The light/dark placement in your log cabin blocks together with the setting of the blocks is really effective. Great job!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I recognize this:) Thanks for linking up!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

ps I just saw Violet Craft commented on your blog!