But I had a vision for this quilt and I followed it through to the end, despite a very busy month. I was inspired by a quilt I saw online when I looked for modern quilts using 10 inch squares. I had a gorgeous Stack of Florida Oranges in my Ambassador box and the colors were so bold and vibrant I knew they would be perfect for the challenge! I loaded up EQ7 and went to town designing a quilt using only large half square triangles and squares. I wanted it to explode out of the center and this is what I came up with:
Egg White - I love the little dots of color swirling on the light background - it really went well with the vibrant Florida Oranges line!
Then came the quilting, which I really wanted to be special. I started out with an outline of what I thought would be interesting and progressed through a lot of marking to do the straight line quilting in the center of the diamonds and around the center square - you can see my progress for my first couple of days of quilting in these posts: Part One and Part Two
When I last blogged I was thinking about what to quilt in the triangles around the blue diamonds. I found my inspiration the very next morning when I was reading through some blog posts. Angela Walters blog is one of my favorites, (her machine quilting is amazing!) - and this post about dot to dot quilting gave me the inspiration that I needed to fill in those triangles.
I used a light gray Aurifil 50 wt for the quilting. I like the way it blends into the colors and subtly shows up on the background. I think it was the perfect choice!
And now for the finished quilt:
What do you think? Did I meet the challenge and come up with a modern quilt made with batiks? If you would like to see what the other Ambassadors came up with for their modern challenge, there are links to their blogs under the Island Batik Ambassador tab at the top of my blog.