Sunday, May 15, 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday #19

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

And guess what?  I actually have a finish this week! :)  Wohoo!

DS Fairgrounds and Picnic Quilt Top.

Over the weekend, I spent every free moment doing something quilty.  Whether it was checking for updates from Spring Quilt Market (religiously) or actually getting in some sewing time, I loved every minute of it!  

Lately, I have felt my sewing mojo has been running dry.  So this weekend I decided to start something completely new with my Denyse Schmidt Fairgrounds and Picnic fabric. It was such a great feeling to put something up on my design wall on a Saturday and finish on a Sunday.

DS Fairgrounds and Picnic Quilt Top.


The pattern is from the American Patchwork and Quilting Spring 2011 Top Ten Quilt Store magazine.  I love the simplicity of the two quilt blocks and how they interact together in the quilt.

DS Fairgrounds and Picnic Quilt Top.

Now, there seems to be much debate over the new line and how the colors look together.  To each his (or her) own, but I LOVE them!  

DS Fairgrounds and Picnic Quilt Top.

The only thing left to do is quilt this little, measuring 54" x 54", beauty.  Any suggestions?  

Now it's your turn to link up a recent modern sewing finish.  If you need a refreasher, you can find the rules over here.  Just be sure to add a {Sew} Modern Monday link and/or the button somewhere in your post.  Please and Thank You! :)

19 comments:

  1. The quilt top looks wonderful. Very fresh.
    Your pictures look great. I can't take a decent quilt picture. They just lay there and look flat.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeay! Love to see those DS prints in a quilt top--it gives me some ideas for what I should do with mine. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh this just screams picnics and summer to me! I personally love the line and think the fabrics work great together. That pattern is so fun! Great finish

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's really pretty, Megan!
    And beautiful photos, too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is beautiful! I love the quilt pattern with these fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my gosh, I saw a snippet of this and didn't know you were done with the quilt top already! It looks fabulous...the white really looks great with the DS fabrics. I think all of them look fantastic together!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Loooove the quilt top - the combination of those lovely classic blocks is fabulous! For quilting, I would do a line of diagonal quilting through the middle of each 9-patch, going in both directions so it would make an X. Then I would do a flowery thing in each snowball.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh it's really lovely Megan!! Love how the colours work together.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the color combination!! Just darling!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I linked up a simple appliqued pillow, hope that's OK with the rules:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm with Felicity, I think that quilting diagonally would be lovely, with some kind of free-motioned design in the snowballs would be awesome. It's funny, I've never really loved snowball quilts before...but I love this one!! This quilt top is just lovely!! I adore it, can't wait to see it all finished up!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Megan, Your quilt top looks great and I think all the fabrics work together really nicely. Great photos and photo shoot location too. Thanks again for hosting the linky. I'll be back later to surf the list. Happy Monday!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your quilt Megan....you got a lot done over the weekend! Thanks for hosting Mondays - it's fun to check in every week.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think this is fantastic! The prints look amazing together. Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your quilt! It reminds me of a woven wicker seat to an old wooden chair. And the backdrop! You have quite the setup.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love this design and looks great in the new DS (which I happen to love too). Perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great design for the DS fabric! Really stands out.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love your quilt! I am trying to find the issue of the magazine online - does it have a red,white and blue quilt on the cover and says Ultimate Shop Hop with the ten crossed out and the number 11 added in?

    ReplyDelete
  19. When I saw that pattern in the magazine I thought it was ok, but yours looks amazing. I like how you didn't add the rick rack and yo-yos. So much better!

    ReplyDelete