What I am working on….Modern Quilt, UFOs


Option A – Modern Batik Challenge

First, the move the WordPress is complete – kathleenmcmusing.com – is live!  I published something Saturday, that didn’t show up in Bloglovin, so I am republishing – so if you have received this twice, please ignore.

Here’s my June Island Batik Modern Quilt Challenge in progress (the fabrics were provided by Island Batik). I designed it awhile ago in EQ8, and have been working on how to piece it. Let me just say, it has been a challenge – I have taken a few seams out and re-made one block twice. In the end, there is still something I am not sure that I am happy with but I think I am just going to go with it.  There is a reversal in the patches; I got right on one block and not the other. I just can’t explain it.  I have a better solution for the next time I do it, but I always tell my students to forge ahead, and that is what I am doing.

Option B


Option C

Here are two other ways I thought of making it.  Where the white is, there would be the white batik – for me it is part of the way of dealing with the angle that is off and making it less noticeable.  My husband dislikes the offset option C, and,  I think option C is not really for me but it is growing on me.  Feel free to chime in!  I could also add another piece of turquoise in the white “lattice “ to connect the pieces in Option B.

If you get a chance, let me know which option you prefer. One day I’ll figure out polls.

This is the debut of my first WordPress Blog entry.  Most of it has gone smoothly, some things I can’t find, but I am working on it.

I did get 7  windows done, many more to go….

Linking up:

Sew Fresh Quilts:  Let’s Bee Social #230
Inquiring Quilter:  Wednesday Wait Loss


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  1. June 10, 2018 / 4:12 PM

    Honestly, I had to look at the initial block several times to get what you were talking about. I like the first try, off angle and all. I think it adds to its character.

  2. June 10, 2018 / 4:25 PM

    I know it can be frustrating to make those inner angles join perfectly! I really like the offset layouts, myself. Your WordPress layout looks good, and I got my email notification of your blog post as usual, so that’s working well 🙂

  3. June 11, 2018 / 12:01 AM

    Your new WordPress blog looks great! I love your chopsticks style quilt block. I’m unsure what the difference is, but the first one looks like a winner to me.

  4. June 12, 2018 / 5:30 PM

    Congratulations on the migration to WordPress. It looks nice and I hope you settle in smoothly. I like the first setting, and while it might not be what you wanted, I think it works very well.

  5. June 12, 2018 / 7:47 PM

    Well I like Option C too, mainly because that one angle that bugs you isn’t there anymore, and it’s unusual. Makes your mind take a second look and make it work. I wouldn’t have noticed any angle issue had you not mentioned it however!

  6. June 13, 2018 / 1:05 PM

    Option B. Love it! Question for you. How did you know that your post didn’t publish on Bloglovin?

  7. inquiringquilter
    June 15, 2018 / 7:55 AM

    I like both A and B. I don’t think you’ll be able to tell which option is best until you add more blocks. The idea of adding more turquoise is a good one. Not sure you need it, but I love turquoise so I’m all for the idea! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss. And congratulations on the new blog. It looks wonderful!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 17, 2018 / 7:01 PM

      Thanks, Jennifer. There are only those blocks and some additions to the borders – extending the lines. I went with A and am going from there. I think that I will redo it in the near future – and get what I want another way – I have a plan! Thanks for the compliment on the blog. It is getting there.

  8. June 21, 2018 / 10:59 AM

    I like this mismatch layout.

  9. dezertsuz
    June 21, 2018 / 3:38 PM

    I actually like the first one best, but I like traditional modern, and I suppose that would qualify. It depends on what kind of modern you like best, but the first one is definitely attractive. Congratulations on moving to wordpress. It’s my favorite, and I’ve tried them all. I think it’s the easiest for non-members to reply, too.

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