Monday, 28 April 2014

Modern Traditional #DSTTchallenge

Hello - I am finally sharing my Dear Stella / Timeless Treasures "Modern Traditional" mini quilt with you!


I adore this mini quilt.  Definitely one of my all-time favourites!  I love 'low volume', text and strong, saturated colours.  Throw in some paper piecing and a few curves and presto - my interpretation of the theme for a "Modern Traditional" mini quilt!  I followed the rules:  my mini is 20" square; I used no solids; and I used at least 2 prints from each company.  Oh how I love rules - they make you work harder I think and the creative results reflect that.


I did some straight(ish) line quilting using invisible thread on the front and Aurifil on the back.  I love the texture of dense quilting - and in this case INVISIBLE!  Hanging corners were added too. 


The New York Beauty blocks are from Ulas Quiltseite and are each 8" unfinished so I added a border to make the mini 20 inches square. In the picture below you can see some of the straight lines better in the bottom NYB block (pre-washing).


My new favourite go-to binding is now Timeless Treasures Sketch in White/Black.

Well there you have it - my "Modern Traditional" mini quilt using Dear Stella and Timeless Treasures fabrics. 
#DSTTchallenge  @dearstellafab  @sewtimeless

Linking to crazy mom quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict

18 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fabulous!

Anne said...

Very nice. I especially like the ants.

Katie said...

beautiful -- good luck in the contest.

Izzy said...

Stunning! This is absolutely gorgeous Amy! Well done. :-)

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, yeah! Now THAT's what I'm talking about!

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful, dammit!

Charlotte said...

it's bloody gorgeous!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Linda said...

Just wonderful! Love it so much.

Joanne said...

Amazing!!! I love those ants!

DeborahGun said...

love love this Amy. Its amazing :-)

Mina said...

That is really nice! Love the way all the fabrics work together!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

WooHoo! You won! Well deserved too, it is an awesome quilt.

Lynn Provencher said...

Congrats on the WIN!!! Love your fabrics...design...the whole shebang! Awesome!!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Beautifully done!

tubakk said...

A lovely quilt this is! May be this is the thing for my four NYB blocks? I'll study your quilt for a while, and then I'll see.

Katherine said...

Congratulations, Amy! You made a gorgeous mini, a real stunner. The design and fabric choices are a wonderful blend of modern and traditional. Very inspiring!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Your mini quilt is so lovely!!!
My best,
Gosia