Project Modern

Okay all. I finally braved a bit of the cold on the sunporch and got a couple of pictures of my quilt for Project Modern. I am still astonished at how smoothly this one went, especially since it is the first quilt I have completed. This is actually my third quilt top, but the first quilt I have actually quilted and bound and all.

So glad The Modern Quilt Guild threw out this monochrome challenge. I knew immediately that I wanted to work with some funky geometries. I decided to throw in a hint of Stuart Davis and came up with this:

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I especially love the little embroidered flower pot in the bottom left window. I can’t help but think of this as a cityscape; at least that is what I conceived of it as. And the best part of all is that Little One is completely in love with it. She has been pleading to be wrapped up in it since I finished the top. Now we can all play on it; it is now a quilt…

Best,
Thomas

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15 Responses to Project Modern

  1. 1
    Rae says:

    What made you do the striped binding? Leftover scraps, or conscious design decision?

    I like it, just curious.

    • 1.1
      Andie says:

      Very nice! Love the blue and all of the movement! Great job!

    • 1.2
      tknauer says:

      Totally a conscious design decision. Wanted to mirror the interior with the binding after the big expanses of blue for the border. The fact that I had scraps only made it that more obvious of a choice.

  2. 2
    heather says:

    sweet! ;)

  3. 3
    Dr. S says:

    It’s not just a quilt! It’s an awesome quilt! Excellently done!

  4. 4
    Martha Heidt says:

    Excellent! This turned out so nicely. I love the scrappy binding! Isn’t it fun to do?
    Great job!

  5. 5
    Eileen says:

    WOW! How fantastic is this?! I see it featured in Juxtapoz! :)

    • 5.1
      tknauer says:

      Tee hee…

      Maybe my old work, but I think you might getting a bit ahead of things with my quilting. Though I do see some pretty crazy stuff coming from me eventually…

  6. 6
    mo says:

    It turned out beautifully! Nice job!

    • 6.1
      tknauer says:

      Thanks… I really want to try it again with some patterns mixed in with the solids. Maybe replace the lights or darks with some really vibrant line like Central Park…

  7. 7
    Vicky says:

    This is textile art!!!

    • 7.1
      thomas says:

      Thanks. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, especially since it is the first quilt I ever finished…

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