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Modern Matrix with Traditional Twist-plus a Modern quilt

Yep.  I took a modern looking quilt and made it traditional.  I also made a quilt that I think is pretty modern. 

My friend Anna (Anna the Artist Within) is a quilt designer and this is one of her quilt patterns.  She taught it at one of our guild's classes.  It's called Modern Matrix and when she made it with her color choices (a lime green, black and white) it is sooo modern.  I used a very traditional fabric and quilted it pretty traditionally too.  The lines I used were the serpentine stitch on my machine  I don't know if I pinned bad or the serpentine stitch pushes the fabric so much but my very narrow border is all messed up on two sides.  But I still like it. 

And last year I was getting the Fat Quarter Shop mystery boxes.  This was one of the quilts that they had in one of the boxes.  They gave you the colored fabric, you just have to add your own backgrounds.  I called my friend Anna (same one from above) to ask her advise on quilting this modern quilt and straigh…

Catching Up

I still don't have my Bernina 750 back.  It's only been about 3 weeks and the repair guy isn't supposed to lift anything heavy for 6 weeks.  So I'm working with his 590 which isn't my machine.  You know how you 'know' your machine and all it's quirks and what it likes.  But I'm trying to figure this one out.  I was able to finish a couple of quilts. 

 These were block of the months from our guild that I won last November or December.  I will donate this to our guilds boutique in October. 

I would love to take credit for this rainbow quilt but a friend of mine actually pieced it and gave me the back and said if I would quilt it I could donate it to our guild's charity quilts.  So I did.  Kept the quilting simple with lines and some x stitching across the blocks to help stabilize it.   I think whoever gets this quilt will be happy. 

 For the Memorial Day weekend I went to a friends house to sew for 3 full days.  It was wonderful.  Her and her husb…