Monday, April 30, 2018

Skyline Quilt

In a small group that I belong to....(there are only 4 of us)...we decided to make blocks from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.....I had a collection of fabrics in browns & aqua - with numbers and words and thought they would work for this.   (Elementary by Sweetwater).
I loved the idea of the Skyline quilt in the book - but really did not need any more huge I worked out the size I wanted and worked out how many blocks to make.

These blocks are so easy - I could get through about 4 in a night - cutting and sewing (TV must have been pretty bad at the time) and I did minimise how many half square triangle blocks I did.

I wanted the quilt to look like a city skyline so I selected blocks for the top of each column to look like the top of office buildings - lightning conductors, air conditioning units etc.  Other than planning that I just made blocks.   I was able to organise them by colour groupings without any re-makes...that was a fluke.

I found the background (a wideback fabric) and cut the strips for in between and above the buildings and the side borders.  I quilted down each seam, vertically between the seams, across some seams horizontally, then I added machine embroidered stars and the moon - a lucky find to get a bali that looks just like the moon (I think).

This was Project #12 for the Sunday Stitchers' Challenge...and it was partially completed on time... Happy to say it is all done now.


  1. Looks great...... Loved seeing it at scrub stitchin........

  2. your quilt is just so fantastic. I love the colours you have used. so so so effective.....

  3. Its a beautiful quilt! You have inspired me to join Gnome Angel when she starts this stitchalong in July :)


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