Mid Century Modern Flowers QAL

Well, it’s done…..”Mid Century Modern Flowers” which I designed from the prompt for 2019’s QAL with Cecile and Bea, is finished and now hanging in the family room.It’s been hand appliqued and embroidered, machine pieced and hand quilted and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.

As soon as I heard the theme, my mind went into overdrive and I decided to reverse the “normal” and use colours for the background   and black/white/grey for the applique and filler blocks, adding just a touch of colour in some of the applique.and using embroidery as well as ric-rac for stemsI matched Aurifil embroidery threads to the backgrounds for the embroidery on the applique blocksand I also matched Aurifil 12 weight to the 8 colours of the backgrounds and used them for hand quilting, just doing straight vertical lines in the pieced blocks and outline quilting and a little bit of quirky quilting in the applique blocksTo finish it off I cut up the left over coloured backgrounds to make the binding.

I’m so pleased to have this quilt finished well before the deadline (31st May!).  A big thank you to Cecile and Bea for hosting the QAL, having such a great theme for 2019, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what they come up with for 2020!

(and just because I can – here it is again!)Meredithe x

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12 Responses to Mid Century Modern Flowers QAL

  1. Linda Tiernan says:

    Very impressive….and uniquely YOU!

  2. Helen f says:

    It is fantastic M!! Shows off your talent of a quilt designer!!

  3. Linda Dutch says:

    A wonderful quilt! I love how you used the colours for the backgrounds, very effective!

  4. Jenny M says:

    very creative!

  5. Sue says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt Meredithe- love your work as always! Xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous! I love everything about this one!!

  7. Becky Turner says:

    Oh My! I love it. Such a modern quirkey feel to it.
    You did great Lady!

  8. Annie says:

    It certainly has the ‘wow’ factor Meredithe. I’ve been waiting for this post. It must have been a joy to make. You put so much thought into it & we can tell! Love the colour matching with the Aurofill threads too. Can’t wait to try them soon. 👋👋

  9. Well done – it’s very striking!

  10. Mirjam says:

    WoW, you finished this quilt! Really beautiful!🤗

  11. Cécile says:

    Oh my…. you’re wonderful and you’re quilt is wonderful !!
    Thank you for your participation !
    I will post your picture on the FB group !!

  12. Gail Dvais says:

    Gorgeous quilt, Meredithe. I absolutely love the colours and the blocks, and thank you for sharing the titbits along the way!

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