Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Monday Modern bee quilt

I haven't thought of a name for this quilt yet, but let me present to you the completed bee quilt made by my Monday Modern group! I love the way this has turned out - even my mother, who I thought might scrunch up her face when she saw it, really liked it.


I wanted a quilt similar to this one over at Red Pepper Quilts, but more colourful. It is hard to capture the true colours of this quilt - the background is much darker in real life. It is a shot cotton so it really shimmers as you move it around in the light.


I made this wonky star to break up the plain back. I saw a star like this made by June a while back (she's a Modern Monday member) and thought it was quirky and just what I wanted on the back. Both the shot cotton and the Denyse Schmidt fabric on the back are really soft. I just did random straight line quilting trying to avoid quilting through a completely vertical 'slice' because I quilted in a dark thread to match the background. The photo below is a truer representation of the colour.






18 comments:

  1. The shot cottons are lovely. The quilt looks great.

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  2. The quilt looks awesome - so simple and modern, but with vibrant colours!

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  3. Gorgeous quilt Megan! The quilting is perfect. It really came together beautifully!

    Reminds me of that kids game "Pick Up Sticks!"

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  4. I was thinking the same thing! It reminds me of "pick up sticks".

    Very nice! I like how some of the blocks are just plain squares.

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  5. it's fab. very modern in the style and the colours. Pick Up Sticks sounds like a great name

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  7. oh I love this! And the back too! Hope you don't mind I shared on my AQT fb page!

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  8. This quilt is AMAZING. Love it!

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  9. I love some shot cottons! This quilt looks great. The wonky star on the back is so much fun. Thanks for stopping by WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

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  10. It reminds me of that game pickup sticks where you would drop the sticks and then you had to try and get them one at a time without moving the other sticks. It's very pretty. Hopped over from WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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  11. The first thing I thought of when I saw it on Monday night was 'Glowsticks'. It looks stunning.

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  12. I love the colours! What a great quilt!

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  13. It looks great - and nice to think I had a little part in it!

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  14. Wow...love this Megan.. The colours in it are gorgeous. Just stunning.

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  15. WOW!!! great to see the blocks alltogether, simply stunning! Linda

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