Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Modern Metallic Challenge


Name: Metallic Prism
Design: Amy Ellis Modern Neutrals
Size:  18"" by 45"
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Modern Metallics and Kona White
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in grey
This is what I made for the Modern Metallic Challenge that is going on with Modern guilds in the Pacific Northwest.  It is a block from Amy Ellis's book Modern Neutrals.  I decided to make a table runner because I did not have a ton of the fabric and I think it made a really elegant table runner.  The block is called prism and it came together so nicely despite the plethora of bias edges.  I used Kona White along with the Robert Kaufman metallics.  It really is a lovely fabric.  I had four different colours and used the darkest and the lightest in the blocks, the darker grey on the binding and then the leftovers along with the tan on the back.  I super quilted it with really close matchstick quilting in Aurifil 50 wt in grey.  Oh my goodness did the quilting ever finish this nicely.  It just happens like that.  I had it all made and I thought ya, okay, but then when I finished the quilting I totally love it!  The texture the close quilting gave is just so zowie!




and the back

and the back close up... look at all that thread!  I used 5 bobbins.


17 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love matchstick quilting, it really works so fantastically on a modern piece like this. It will look excellent on your table.

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  2. It looks amazing, I knew it would!! I love the quilting, soooo cool!!

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  3. That's beautiful! And good choice on the quilting, it looks great :)

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  4. GOOOOOORRRRRRGEOUS!! Love it. Congrats!

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  5. Wow! It's fantastic, LOVE the quilting!

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  6. It looks wonderful. I love matchstick quilting and I'm planning on doing it on mine. Did you the Modern Metallic Blog. They were looking for some people to do posts and link up. Check it out and link up with Michelle.

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  7. This looks really great! That metallic is really subtle (in photos anyway), but it adds such interesting texture.

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  8. Looks great!!! Gotta get started on mine!

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  9. Beautiful runner Cathy! Those fabrics are fantastic & you're right - the quilting sets it off perfectly :)

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  10. That turned out great! All the quilting turned out amazing. Love this runner!

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  11. So amazing! Inspired me to get busy on mine!

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  12. oh this is lovely! Great call on the quilting!

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