I really appreciate Amy's definition of Modern for the Festival - she says ' modern to you, is modern to me" With that non-judgey spirit in mind I'm entering Capitola Crossing to the linky party. In all honesty, I think it's pretty special that it was inspired by the Amish Railroad Crossing quilt from 1930
Triangle on a roll - the closest that I get to paper piecing!
Mock up color placement on the design board was a fun step.
The bright colors were chosen to represent the Begonia Festival and the one block mini reflects the small 2 square mile size of town and the railroad that runs through it.
My newish ruler came in so handy trimming up. Although not a perfectionist (sort of an anti-perfectionist truth be told) I didn't want to cut too many tips.
I rarely (read: almost never) mark anything. The color change is subtle but there are two different threads used inside and out of the chalk line.
Started September 28, 2014
Finished October 4, 2014
Kona and Cotton Couture Solids
Aurifil 50wt piecing 40wt quilting
Previous Blogger's Quilt Festival Entries:
Giant X-Plus - Scrappy
Rip Tide - ROYGBIV
Tassels - Group/Bee
Ring Around the Briar Rosies - Baby Quilt
Old Italian Block - Scrap/ROYGBIV/Bed
Catalyst (aka Mod Mosaic) - my first time to participate
The straight line quilting in the "X" really makes me see the crossing here. The bright triangles pop and float off the really dark negative space, like tall buildings viewed from above in a city.ReplyDelete
I really like this block! It seems modern to me :) I love the quilting, it really accentuates the design.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous quilt! I love Amish quilts and the fact that this is Amish inspired just makes me so happy. Lovely! Good luck in the festival!ReplyDelete
This is so lovely, and very modern to my eye!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is beautiful! I love the quilting and the different threads and all the colours you used. The overall design is wonderful too!ReplyDelete
beautiful! i love the bright solids with the dark background.ReplyDelete
That is such a striking piece! I love the contrasts in the pattern. Pretty stitching! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the design with the little block in the middle, what a pop.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love how the colours pop!ReplyDelete