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Classic Meets Modern quilt finish and some wip’s

I love it when I finish a substantial-sized quilt.  For me, that’s anything bigger than a lap quilt.  I just finished putting the binding on my “Classic Meets Modern” quilt which was a block of the month from last year hosted by Sew at Home Mummy.  Erin guided us each month with a traditional quilt block that she gave a modern twist to.

classic modern finish 2 copy

I used fabric from my stash in a rainbow theme.  The final quilt setting was up to us.  I chose a traditional 3 x 4 setting with plain sashing.  I decided to make the borders with a little splash of rainbow color against some gray triangles.  I love how it turned out!

classic modern border copy

Jody Gosnell from The Granary did a great job quilting it for me.  The geometric lines add to the modern feel.  If you want to see more Classic Meets Modern quilts, you can check out the link-up here.

Yesterday, I taught a class using the Quick Curve Ruler for the Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild.  We used the Metro Twist pattern (both from Sew Kind of Wonderful), and it’s always fun to see the blocks come to life in different colorways of fabric.  We had a nice, small group, and here are the ladies with their finished blocks:

Metro twist blocks
Kathrin, Jaime, Debbie, Martie & Rochelle with their Metro Twist blocks


I chose a charcoal chambray fabric for my background and Sweet as Honey from Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics for my print fabrics.  It makes for a great combo in my blocks.  Here they are on my design wall, before being sewn together:

metro twist blocks copy


I’m also working on a new block of the month for 2015 at The Granary called Quilting Cousins by Lori Smith at From My Heart to your Hands.  This is a traditional quilt pattern and I have 4 blocks done so far.  I’m using a fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs called Vintage Verona by Emily Taylor Design along with my own stash.  I like the coral/red and blue color combination.

granary bom copy


I’m finishing up my rainbow mini quilt for the swap I’m doing on Instagram.  I’ll show pictures of that one later.  I seem to have a thing for rainbows these days.  And I’m working on a “desire to inspire” challenge for Henry Glass Fabrics which is due by the end of the month.  I say “working on” which translates into “thinking about” or “percolating ideas”.  Oooph, I need to get cracking!

Don’t forget that the Craftsy sale on all classes ends tomorrow (Monday) at midnight MT.  An online quilting or sewing class would be the perfect way to celebrate National Craft Month!
CraftsyBL_Valentine_200x200_FINALHave a great week everyone!


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  1. Hi Julie, I just love Your classic mest modern quilt, and the BOM, great colours in Riley Blake fabrics. The metro twists are great too, must get out my QCR and try them, I’ sure to have the pattern somewhere. You are busy!

  2. Classic Mets Modern is really beautiful! Love your fabrics! Really beautiful to see. Your Quilting Cousins red and blues are very sharp!!

  3. Julie, Love your BOM quilt, it is gorgeous. I have the pattern Metro Loops and the ruler but haven’t tackled it yet. Have a great week.

  4. Julie,

    Your “Classic Meets Modern” substantial quilt is sooooo lovely; to me it speaks of clear beauty without obstruction. That makes sense to me & I hope to each of you. The selected colours are able to stand on their own in the squares & whisper quietly, “Look at me, No look at me, etc!” I’ve been sitting quietly looking at it seems to grow in its own beauty.

    Great job—celebrate your unique talent.

    1. Classic Mets Modern finished up just lovely! It doesn’t scream at me, but makes a quiet, effective statement. Each and every one of your projects is an inspiration to keep me motivated and at the machine. Of late, I’ve been tackling one project at a time in order to finish everything before I start my northern migration. During my travels, I’m restricted to handwork, but my return to island life will reunite me with my Janome, the new love of my life!

  5. Thanks for sharing your quilts. Love your quilts and choice of fabrics, and the quilting was just perfect. You are inspiring!

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