Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Modern Sliced Scrappy quilt top

I'm hosting the recently formed Peace Circle for do. Good Stitches, and I'm in the process of putting our first quilt together. We'll be making a quilt each month for My Very Own Blanket, an organization that provides handmade blankets for kids in foster care.

Modern Scrappy quilt top
I asked my bee members to make blocks using Elizabeth's Modern Sliced Scrappy block tutorial. Each bee member makes two blocks using fabric from her own stash. The blocks came to me from near and far, and I put the quilt top together last night.

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I'm so excited to get this quilt put together!

So...I need help deciding how to quilt this. This is always the hardest decision for me. Any thoughts?

16 comments:

Cecily said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! If it were me, I'd probably do an all-over quilting design with curves in it... like maybe puzzle-piece quilting. Just beautiful.

Kristie said...

This looks amazing! Maybe some random wonky horizontal lines for quilting?

**nicke... said...

I love it! It is so beautiful! I think random straight lines would be perfect and super easy!

Kati said...

Very cute! I like the random line idea as well.

Hollie said...

That turned out so well. I love it!

AnneMarie said...

Nice use of E's block! I think you should include some curves as the pieced design is so geometric to balance it out??

Elizabeth D. said...

Looks fantastic, Katie, I just love it! I'm definitely going to add a link to my block tute to show off this quilt once it's finished :) I agree with the random lines, I think that's just what I would do.

CityHouseStudio said...

This looks great, Katie! It's really fun to see my blocks in this quilt.
I think for the quilting I'd go with either random diagonal lines, or and all over stipple. Hard decision!

felicity said...

Looks fabulous, Katie! I vote for random lines, but vertical.

Alliestitch said...

Oh my goodness - this is looking great. I vote for loops or circles to balance out all the angles, but am sure what ever you choose is going to look good

Kiera said...

Wow...that looks great. Whenn in doubt, I always go with straight line quilting....it just always seems to work. Whatever you do will look great!

Melissa said...

It's come together so well!!! I love it :)

I always do straight line quilting, but that's only because I can't FMQ! I'm sure whatever quilting you do will look great.

Kelly Irene said...

You quilt looks beautiful! I love this block, and the colors all look so good together. I'm always at a loss when it comes to the quilting...I am looking forward to seeing what you decide though!

Lisa Ann said...

Hey, Katie! The quilt top looks great! I love how all the blocks came together! I was thinking about the quilting and I agree with some of the others, a (random) line quilting to accentuate the blocks would be nice. I can't wait to see what you end up doing!

Manda said...

I think I'd do some straight line quilting. Love this though!

Naomi said...

It looks so great!! The bottom picture is both of my blocks! :) I think random lines to kind of show off the angles in the blocks or the all over FMQ that is boxy (example http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2011/03/piano-pillows.html) would look great! I'm pretty sure you can't screw it up. Good luck!