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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Modular quilt tutorial part 3

You need to continue cutting pieces of all of the fabrics you think will work and when you have a size where you want to stop, it is time to see if there is anything you want to change.  This is about 39" x 51" right now.  I knew I wasn't making a bed size quilt but didn't know when I would stop until I was actually working on it.  I can see several places that are 'mushy', not enough contrast between the pieces.  I need to look for a couple more deep blues.  I know this looks black and white on the monitor but it is really deep indigo blue Dutch Wax batiks.

Then I realized I hadn't used the Escher print I showed in part 1 so I cut a strip of it.

It wasn't quite long enough to put on the side of the quilt so I added a piece that was similar to the top.

This quilt made from directions in a Kaffe Fassett book is also a modular quilt.  All of the pieces are 3.5", 6.5" or 9.5" squares.
I had to make this quilt twice; two different color schemes.


Lynne said...

I thought it wouldn't be long until the colour reappeared!! LOL

Your Dutch batiks make more sense for a tutorial!

I can see how it works now - it's 9:30pm and I 'm so tempted to pull out those "man fabrics" and start cutting, but I don't have a design wall and the living room floor (my design space) is full of furniture! :-(

HollyM said...

I love the modular quilts, especially the black and white. thanks for the tutorial!

O'Quilts said...

Wow! You have certainly been producing! I really love the elephant one. Great job. And thx for tutorial..I hate the math part, I am a color person, not a math and computer one. Lucky you seem to be both.

hetty said...

This is a great tutorial, Wanda! I want to start on one of these modular quilts right away, but my machine is still in the shop. Thanks for posting.

Carol said...

Hi Wanda
Thank you for this tutorial. You make it very easy to follow and inspiring.

Lola said...

Wanda...this blue quilt is just awesome! I think it's the perfect fabric for it (although I do love the Kaffe versions you did as well). The variety of prints and the one with all the animals just sings in amongst the others. Thanks so much for the tute!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I could spend a lot of time looking at this indigo piece. I love those fabrics, especially those beak crossing hummingbirds and the fish!

naturalgrrl said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous creations, and the technique. I am really tempted to jump into my stash right now and start putting something together!

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing all of your modulars... They all are so different and of course just lovely ! Even though I am not in the mist of making a modular quilt, I so enjoy watching you design and make them.