Tradition Modified

/ Monday, 4 January 2010 /
Here is the flimsy for the Modified Tradition quiltalong.  It was on my list for the Joy in the New Year challenge, but it didn't quite make it. And even now it isn't finished finished, but the quilt top is pieced. I do have the backing and batting for it, so I'll be quilting it one of these days soon. The dilemma will be how to quilt it.
Sampler closeup
It's destined for the lab, where we have a godawful brown Naugahyde sofa. It will be nice to have a quilt to wrap up in to read journal articles or mark student papers.
Sampler closeup
I like it more than I thought I was going to. I like the narrow sashing and the small, plain setting blocks, and, while I'm still not sure that blue was the right choice over the red that was also in contention for the sashing, I think it works okay.  Thanks, Jennifer and Crystal, for starting this quiltalong!

16 comments:

{ Rene' } on: 4 January 2010 at 09:30 said...

Lesly, it turned out great!!!! I love it!!! The placement of the blocks, the narrow blue sashing, everything!!! Happy New Year!

{ Dee } on: 4 January 2010 at 10:04 said...

All I can say is "Wow!" and every time I think I find the block I like best, another one catches my eye and I change my mind! Same with the fabric!

Quilting? No clue! LOL

Please show us it in situ when it's done!

{ kendra } on: 4 January 2010 at 11:51 said...

absolutely beautiul.. I love everything about this quilt!

{ Claudia } on: 4 January 2010 at 16:48 said...

I love it too. The dark blue sashing really makes it for me and I love the combo of colors and patterns you used. Very fun.

{ Diana } on: 4 January 2010 at 17:51 said...

What a beautiful finish. My eyes keep traveling over it looking at all the different blocks. Keep us posted on how you finally decide to quilt it.

{ Jackie } on: 4 January 2010 at 21:07 said...

The sashing really makes this quilt sing. I think it gives it more of a contemporary feel. Love the look!

{ Barb } on: 4 January 2010 at 22:56 said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I love the dark blue sashing and your layout. I'm looking forward to working with you on the Maple Leaf Bee.

{ Pokey } on: 5 January 2010 at 00:23 said...

Lesly, yes, the deep teal works. Nice with the deep red. Love your layout.

{ Jennewby71 } on: 5 January 2010 at 13:01 said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! It turned out perfect! Love it!

{ Crystal } on: 5 January 2010 at 14:38 said...

How beautiful! I LOVE what you've done with this quilt...different sized blocks, the blue sashing, the addition of squares in just the right places...this is fantastic! Thank you so much for quilting along with us!

{ Metanoia } on: 5 January 2010 at 18:56 said...

Wow it is turning out really beautiful. I like the blue sashing. It makes the red very dark and striking.

{ Marianne } on: 5 January 2010 at 22:49 said...

I really like your sashing choice. I think the quilt turned out great! I'm kind of wishing I participated too now.

{ Diane } on: 7 January 2010 at 10:33 said...

This turned out great!

{ Thelma } on: 7 January 2010 at 12:36 said...

Lesly, this is amazing! I've really enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt. I'm a huge red fan but think the blue sashing was the way to go. It's just lovely, Congratulations!

{ lpquilts } on: 7 January 2010 at 19:47 said...

Oh, see! I thought I had mine all figured out in my head, and then, I see this! I love the narrow sashing. The dark color calms it down, I think.

Great job!

{ Aunt Spicy } on: 1 February 2010 at 18:46 said...

LOVE! It is stunning, and the narrow sashing fits it perfectly!

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