Once all the inherited blocks and fabric were used to make First Star I See, Fade to Black, and Blue Trimmed Cabin, it was time to branch out with even more improv, and big bold color! We chose to use Debbie‘s X Marks the Improv block tutorial, and asked the guild to use their stash fabrics to make 12.5″ x 24.5″ blocks in solid reds with yellow accents.
Every block turned in was so striking, and we loved the bits of contrast sprinkled throughout each block!
I pieced the top together, and there was one extra block, which I incorporated into a pieced backing with more red solid and a coordinating print.
Thanks to Dionne for quilting this one up for us….
and Susan for binding. Susan also took the finished quilt on the road and snapped this awesome photo of it at Westport, Washington lookout tower!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this delightfully modern quilt. It will soon find its way to Nurse-Family Partnership.
Quilt Name: eXmark
Quilt Size: 72″ x 72″
Blocks by: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Members
Pieced by: Louise Wackerman
Quilted by: Dionne Matthies-Buban
Binding by: Susan Pray
Bold and beautiful- these are the words that came to my mind! I am proud to be a maker of such awesomeness. The photos are outstanding, too! The giving committee makes this “sew” much fun! Sew on, members!
Your giving community strikes again with another wonderful quilt! I love the photos, too.
Great job. Very lovely and interesting. Glad you found it.