Work in Progress Wednesday: Classic meets Modern quilt top #1

12:00:00 PM

Oh my goodness.
Every waking moment for the last several weeks has been full to the brim with kiddy and house-y related things. This has kept me away from my sewing much more than I would like, but, that's life!

I thought I would share the WIP I've been trying to work on when I have any down time (ha!)....it's my first of two quilt tops I'll be assembling for the Classic meets Modern QAL I hosted last year here on my blog.

 ...several years ago I was at a quilt show and was partaking in a bit of shopping, when I came across a charm pack of moda's Vintage Modern. When we last moved, it was parked in a bin and I only just came across it in the fall this past year and knew it would fit the theme of my aqua and red blocks perfectly. I decided to use it as corner pieces in the sashing, and I think it looks really pretty.

I also have a few FQs and bits and pieces of Vintage Modern I've slowly collected over the years, and thought it best to integrate it into the backside of the quilt.

But: when it came to cutting the fabric up to make blocks and such I couldn't.  I needed a way to showcase the beauty of this line while making the back more interesting than just using huge pieces of the stuff.

So. What better a way to showcase the line than set-in circles?
I'm plugging away now on these circles. Takes a while, since I'm (obviously) a pinner...but that's okay. I love piecing circles!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday!

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15 comments

  1. Circles sounds like a wonderful solution. My quilts have a tendency to demand more work than I had originally intended too. I really like your setting and the mixed print cornerstones add a lot. Looking forward to seeing the backing.

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    1. "My quilts have a tendency to demand more work than I had originally intended" ~ mine do too!!!

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  2. Wow...the aqua and red quilt is stunning. Well done on the circles as well...curves are not my friend :)

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  3. loving your colours!! Quilt top one is gorgeous

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  4. Your quilt is looking great! Love your colour combo and the vintage modern range fits in perfectly! Linda

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  5. I've never tried inset circles, but I suspect I would be a pinner too :) Your quilt is looking lovely and I hope you have more time to work on it soon.

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  6. I can't wait to see these finished. I've never tried them and am a little intimidated (OK, a lot!).

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  7. I love aqua and red together & your version is looking fantastic. I've never done inset circles, and chuckled as I read that those were the obvious choice to showcase the fabric, because that would have never crossed my mind ;-) I'm certainly looking forward to seeing them though.
    Happy Sewing ~ Tracy

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  8. It is going to be fabulous! I seriously plan to get to my last block this weekend...:)

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  9. I can't wait to see this quilt finished Erin...I've loved these blocks as you've been working on them.

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  10. The circles are going to be amazing! Pin away and we'll be here for the finish! Can't wait to see it.

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  11. Beautiful blocks! Love the colors.

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  12. I love your Classic Meets Modern blocks. Setting them with the charm squares is a great idea. I have a few blocks that would look great put together that way. I am not so sure about trying circles though. I will look forward to seeing your finished project.

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  14. Your colors choices are just lovely. I don't like it when household things get in the way of my sewing projects, but I guess it's just one of those necessary evils.

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