Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WIP Wednesday - Classic Meets Modern Quilt Top

It's Day 19 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.

And we have come to the end of the Classic Meets Modern BOM hosted by Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation.

It was a slow-paced QAL, with just two blocks per month -- there was no stress with trying to keep up.

I love the combination of Kona colours that I used (copied from Kelly's original version):  White, Steel, Turquoise, Berry, Pool, Parrot, and Royal.

Now, as usual, the hardest part of the process -- deciding on a quilting plan and thread colour.  I don't free-motion quilt on my domestic Singer because it doesn't like it.  And my longarm (a Pfaff on a frame) only has a 6-inch quilting span.  So I either use the walking foot or do crappy free-motion quiting on my Singer, or do an all-over design on the longarm.

The shelves for my closet in my sewing room are being installed tomorrow.  I am so excited!!  I hope to spend a good part of Saturday organizing my sewing room.

This was my December OMG goal.

Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter


  1. Love your quilt top! Quilting decisions at times come easily and other times you just have to wait for the quilt to tell you what it wants.

  2. I LOVE this quilt so much! You know I would totally vote for a custom quilting but the great thing with a quilt like this, it will look great no matter what you decided on.

  3. Such a lovely quilt! Your color choices are beautiful. I'm sure you'll come up with a quilting plan soon! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. Love the colors you choose to work with, as they make this a vibrant quilt!

  5. I love how it came together, Anja, it is bright and fun! Congratulations on getting the top completed. I'm excited that your shelves are going in, too. :) As for a quilting motif, I'd probably opt for the longarm / all over design.

  6. This turned out great Anja! I think if it was mine, I’d do straight lines in the ditch around the bigger books to anchor it all, then hand quilt around the blocks. I hope you share you’re new shelving! Have fin organising your sewing gear!

  7. Oh I just love this one!!
    What if you did a light grey/pearl type thread - you know the ones that sorta disappear and just do straight lines across it?

  8. It looks fabulous, Anja! Good luck figuring out a quilting plan. That's usually where I stall for a while, too :)

  9. This is so striking with the solid colors and crisp white. I will be interested in seeing what you decide for quilting. My fallback when I can't decide is some kind of walking foot design (often with waves because I can't be depended on to keep lines straight) across big sections of the surface.

  10. What a colorful and pretty quilt. I would probably also choose a walking foot line design for the quilting.

  11. Love this quilt - colors are perfect! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.


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