Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

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Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

New postby susandf on Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:21 pm

I am traditionalist.

My boys (now men) are more urban and modern. But they still need quilts!!!

So using a modern, urban monochromatic black and grey colorway, and traditional blocks in a contemporary way, the Modern Monochromatic Quilt is underdevelopment.

To improve the precision of the piecing, I used Paper Piecing. (Every minute deviation shows when using semi-solid fabrics!!)

Thinking that there might be a beginning quilter out there that might like to put together some simple blocks for a modern quilt, I put together a tutorial as I work through the quilt.

The Tutorial starts at: http://destashification.com/2012/06/05/the-mmq-modern-monochromatic-quilt-block-1-and-border/.

I know these blocks look like they are black and white photos, but "Do not adjust your sets!" - These are the true colors (or lack thereof). The lack of color is very challenging for me - it is all I can do to keep from adding a bright red or orange!!
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Re: Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

New postby bridesmom on Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:48 pm

I can totally see where you are just dying to add some color, though for a young man's quilt, I think it's going to be very suitable. How large are you making it?
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Re: Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

New postby lendube on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:35 pm

I don't see that a touch of red or yellow would do any harm but that's just me. I think they'll look very cool as a quilt just the same. Anxious to see the finished product, Susan.
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Re: Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

New postby Magot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:05 am

I have similar thought regarding young mans quilt Susan and so made one for my (now) son in law with deep victorian greens and blues. I like the discipline of just using 5 monochrome colours - with contemporary design. I'll be interested to see how it all goes together with the saying. Have you thought of slashing some blocks and inserting a strip to being interest? HAve fun - it is always good to think outside of the block sometimes.
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Re: Modern Monochromatic Quilt Tutorial

New postby bridesmom on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:56 pm

Amen to that Jan! I am totally hooked on modern quilting. No patterns for me any more, I just go with what I come up with. The guild I am in is all modern quilters, even some older than me!!! My whole style of quilting has changed. I'm in love with solids now and lots of it!
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