Modern Building Blocks...My Way!

6.11.2015

It's all done! 

 Before I let the pictures do most of the talking, I want to share that I used a batting I hadn't tried before called Quilters Dream Wool. I will absolutely use it again. It was amazing to work with and I love the loft that the batting gave this quilt! I hope you can see it okay in the pictures. 



This block I messed up, so I changed the center. One of the many reasons why this quilt was done "my way." ;-)



The orange block is one of my favorites!! 



I changed the colors of the thread to match the fabric instead of using one color for the whole quilt. I have never done that before. I usually don't want to take the time. I am so glad I did!! 


I replaced the 24" block in the pattern with the Swoon block. For those who have followed me for a long time, you know how I adore the Swoon block...



Almost the whole time I was quilting it, I worried that I was "ruining" it. Tell me I am not alone with those worries! I ripped out stitches and redid them several times until I felt I got it right. Now that it's done, I feel good about it. =) 

On to the next project!! =D

Have a happy Thursday!! 


17 comments:

  1. Amy, what a Treasure Quilt!! Love this absolutely beautiful quilt. No, you are not alone. I really try to enjoy all the stages of making a quilt, but each time I come to the quilting part - I'm scared I will ruin all the beautiful blocks I toiled over. You did an amazing job with the quilting and I love how you put all the color fabrics together for each block and the special inserts!!

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  2. I think it's wonderful! So no I don't think you ruined it. I am the same way. Every time I buy a pattern I have to change a least one little thing so it will be the way I like it. Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations on the finish.

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  3. I love this quilt! And I especially love that you made it your own. Perfect!

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  4. Great quilt! I'm always afraid I'll ruin one of my quilts, machine quilting it, since I don't free motion. By the end, I'm just happy that the quilt is finished. I like the quilting you did.

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  5. i love it , i though that was the way you were suppose to do a quilt, makes it your's

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  6. It turned out great! When you changed thread colors, did you also change the bobbin or leave it the same color?

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  7. It's so lovely! And I think its wonderful you changed thread colors. You made it your own and that makes it more treasured.

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  8. Turned out fabulous. Love your quilting, and how you changed the pattern up. I have this on my to do list very soon. Great quilting, you did a wonderful job. You are keeping this one right?

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  9. Amy this is just gorgeous! Your quilting is perfect. I worry about messing up my quilts with quilting too, and I'm still just doing straight line quilting. :) I get in a hurry and make "organic" lines. Then I kick myself later for not just taking my time to make them more "measured". Live and learn I guess. I love quilters dream wool too. I make lap duvets out of them and they're so fluffy and lovely. I want to try quilters dream cotton sometime. Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. Oh, Amy.....it's FABULOUS!!!

    I love how you changed the thread colors. PERFECT!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  11. Amy it's PERFECT - I absolutely love the quilting, the colors, just exquisite my dear! Well done!

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  12. You did wonderful work again, Amy. I've got to quilt my Piano Quilt and admit to being a little bit terrified of mucking it up! Think I'll change my thread colours too - that'll help - great tip, thank you :)

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  13. Me encantan los colores de las telas que has elegido, y más me encanta el acolchado. Te ha quedado ideal
    Besos

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  14. This came out so amazing! I wish I had made one when the designs came out.

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  15. I have been watching you create this quilt over the last several months and I absolutely love it! I love how it turned out and you really actually can see the lovely loft in that batting. Everyone keeps talking about that batting, apparently I need to get on the band wagon! That is going to be one great quilt to snuggle up under with your 4EVER! :o)

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  16. Love the creative liberties you took with adding Russ loves Amy and all the words. Great job getting this big project done :)

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