What really makes a quilt “modern”? Design? Fabric? Breaking the rules?
- It’s Bold, It might break the rules
- It’s Improv
- It might use contemporary fabrics in a traditional design
- It’s unique
- It is, simply modern! 🙂
You can find the Modern Quilt Guild’s explanation here.
Welcome to this month’s Modern Batik Challenge, With Island Batik Fabrics.
I’ve been making curvy table runners for a couple of years. I think they are just plain fun!
My sister-in-law jokes around that I must have been drinking wine while making them.
But Quilters don’t let Quilter’s Drink and Sew – not at the same time! Rotary cutters and wine ha! That doesn’t mix at all and wow, it could be dangerous.
No, my curvy table runners and wall decor are made completely clear headed and focused.
This month I cooked up this minimalist design offering you simplicity and sophistication.
You can get your pattern here.
- Island Batik Fabric – Neutral Buttermilk and Lavish collection
- Aurifil Threads
- Warm & Natural Batting
- Sewing Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat
- Machine Quilting gloves
- Hand sewing needles.
This is what I did
- I cut the main color into rectangles and the Contrasting colors into strips, which will become the wedges.
- Cut the Strips into wedges. Wedge strips in the finished runner are cut from two of the Island Batik Lavish Prints. Which are alternated across the runner.
- The wedges are sewn to the rectangle and the seams trimmed.
- Units are sewn together to create a curved Table Runner.
- I machine quilted the runner using free motion quilting in a free style design.
- The Binding
The Bias binding was created using two Lavish Print fabrics sewn together.
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Until next time my friends,