Tuesday, 3 July 2012

This month I have decided to combine my homework for the Sew Cal Gal Free Motion Quilt Challenge and Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project.  Leah's homework was to make a modern quilt top on which we are creating a zentangle of different quilting designs.  This is very similar to last months Sew Cal Gal project which I loved doing.  This month's tutor at Sew Cal Gal is Angela Walters who is an amazing quilter and has made a name for herself in relation to modern quilts.  This month she is teaching us a quilting design she calls Tiles.  This design lends itself perfectly to modern quilts as it is a great way to fill the negative space with great texture.
So in keeping with the theme I have designed my own modern quilt top.  I chose to go a different way than what was suggested by Leah Day.  I was not comfortable with the wonky squares that she demonstrated.  So I sat down with graph paper and pencils and came up with a design I liked.

This is the finished product.

I think it will do the trick.  There is enough negative space for the Tiles design we have to practice this month as well as having other areas to practice the different quilting designs we have learned to date.

I have never done anything 'modern' before but I think I could be a convert.  It was really quick to piece and I loved not having to match lots of seams.   I found the whole thing quite liberating actually.

Now to start practicing the free motion quilting designs for a few weeks before I attempt them on the quilt top.


  1. You have done an amazing job piecing together your modern quilt. Totally love it.

  2. I love it!! I like the clean lines and straight rows very much.