Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Show & Tell Tuesday...Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

Earlier this year, the Modern Quilt Guild held a Michael Miller challenge.  I love the juicy-ness of the stack of fabric the Philly Modern Guild handed out...those oranges get me every time!  I really had no idea what to do with them, and then I saw what  Katie Ringo (of Katie's Quilting Corner blog and podcast fame) was doing for her challenge and was totally inspired.  Go check out her deconstructed Dresden.  I love it and the quilting she's doing on it is amazing!

I went a little more traditional with my Dresden...
I chose to put some hexies in the corners to "border" my Dresden and I love the blue background - it's some Quilter's Linen I had on hand.  I used up my scraps for a scrappy binding, making good use of my little stack of fabrics.
Also, I finally got to use the really cool wavy line quilting I've been seeing all over.  I couldn't figure out how to get my Bernina to do this stitch, which is an elongated zig zag.  Many thanks to my friend Becky, who found the right stitch on my machine (it's stitch #4 on the Virtuosa 160).  I was so thrilled!  I couldn't believe that a machine that can do a gazillion stitches (at least!) couldn't do this one simple thing.  As usual, it was operator error.  o:)
I can't wait to do this on something else!

I'm linking up to Randi's Show & Tell Tuesdays.  She's showing a very beautiful quilt herself over there today!

5 comments:

Karen said...

This looks like a fun challenge. Lovely fabric. Your Dresden loos great and I do like the wavy quilting.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I still love this one! And in the small photos, the hexies look like little bees! :)

Katie Ringo said...

The hexies are a perfect touch on this! love how it turned out. Quilting is great too :)

Kate said...

Gorgeous!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

I love that Dresden and those hexagons in the corners frame it so nicely. Great work!