Monday, December 1, 2014

A Mod Mod Sampler Top Finished

Each month, of 2014 as a member of  Block Lotto, I've made the block of the month. I've even won blocks a couple of those month. 

In addition to the blocks Sophie has also designed a Modern Modular (MOD MOD) Sampler for those same blocks.  Each month she would show us the placement of the monthly block in the overall design but it was a mystery as to what the quilt would look like until this month. 

Since I didn't know what the overall design would look like and because I'm rather color challenged, I decided to make the blocks for my sampler in complementary colors and use only fabrics in my stash.  (Warning: some fabrics are weird). 

I have no design wall and so assembled my modules as I went.  I knew if I didn't sew along each month and assemble as much as I could I probably would never get it all assembled and it would stay a UFO for quite some time. 

The last block, Big O,  was released today (earlier if you were eligible for a sneak peek).  After I finished my 3 Big Os I didn't have to wait until mid month to know their placement in the quilt so went ahead and finished the top. 

If I did have a design wall I would probably arranged and rearranged the blocks for hours and still never been pleased with any of those arrangements.  But, I don't make quilts for design walls (hey, grandma didn't have one and I loved her quilts) ...I usually make them for fun, stress relief, warmth, the 
assemble-as-you-go method worked for me. 

I have a full/queen sized 80 x 80 quilt top and I like it. 
Since I don't really like square quilts I'm thinking about adding a row of chevrons to the top and bottom (or not)
I have no clue how to quilt hand or on my DSM? 

Since it is made of complementary colors and designed by Sophie I guess I will call it 
"My Compliments to Sophie". 

And, if you want to have some fun next year why not join up with Block Lotto - learn new things, methods, make a sampler, win a few, lose a few...

Oh, and I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times even though I don't have one. (If I did I probably wouldn't have all those yellow/purple blocks all lumped together over on that one side or even have a quilt top completed)


Julierose said...

Amazing quilt! Yours and Sophie's are like salt and pepper...yin and yang. I do like them both; looks like a whole lot of work in each block...some fancy sewin' going' on there for sure...hugs, Julierose

Mystic Quilter said...

Absolutely in love with your quilt!!!! The colour just bursts out. I follow Sophie's blog and love her softer colours - I am so tempted, after seeing "two sides of the coin" as it were, to join up with Block Lotto for next year!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow Wow Wow Wow!!! And your No sense of color - pshaw!! That is Fantastic!!!!

Before I make a decision by hand or machine I think I would see how I wanted it quilted. ( and then I would send it to me to do on the la and keep at my house till you wanted it back - tee hee hee hee)

carol fun said...

Oh this is a feast for the eyes! Love it! So happy!

audrey said...

So much energy in this quilt! I can see why you wanted to piece units together as you went.:)

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

WOW!! I have been watching this QAL on Sophie's page and debating whether or not to have a go - your top is wonderful!! I think it may have me convinced!! I love that you did not obsess over color placement and the end result is so wonderful!! Congrats on a beautiful quilt top! I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it :)

Kathy S. said...

Wow!!! Your brights are amazing! I really wish I would have kept up with this QA! LOVE it! Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

Terri said...

Love the yummy colors, and that it isn't squares sashed. This is my kind of sampler!