Change of Plans…Citron Grey Quilt

by Kelsey Norwood

in Quilting

michael miller citron grey wonky triangles

I finished sewing all the strips together on my Citron Grey quilt…only I decided at the last minute to try to do them a little bit wonky. I totally cheated and cut them wonky on purpose, so it wasn’t all free loving with no measuring, but I’m a little braver and think I could try the real deal next time. I’m so straight-edged and rule bound, freestyle is hard for me…but…baby steps.

michael miller citron grey quilt top

I cut all my square blocks into triangles and then solid grey for the other half. I. Love. It.

citron grey quilt resized

I think I’ve decided for finally sure on this layout – Electric Quilt is saving my bacon right now…I’m really wanting to get this and a few other projects before the baby is born, and that software make it so easy to edit and rearrange.

What do you think? I was going to go with the diagonal or zigzag stripe, but I ended up only cutting my square blocks in half triangles instead of quarter which means all the stripes are going the same way, so I needed to mix things up a little more. I think I like this one best anyway…what do you think?!?

I should have the top all finished up and ready to blog on Monday. Yay!

Now I need to get practicing on my free motion quilting…

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth T. August 13, 2011 at 12:19 am

Nice! I really like it, and think you made an excellent choice. Way to veer from the plan, which is not always easy for a rigid personality–and I mean no offense, as I am absolutely a rigid personality who is struggling with my love for modern quilting and freestyle. Back to you: Way to go!

2 Kelsey August 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I really do love modern quilting, and it is hard! I am trying to let loose, this project was a good starter…

3 Emilie August 14, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love the color/pattern combination AND your decision to go a bit wonky. I think it will bring a ton of character to the quilt!

4 Rita Spratlen August 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

You are very talented. I like it. I quilt but very simple designs. I love my results if I don’t look at my sewing. It looks like you matched them perfectly. Rita

5 hanne August 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

oh this is so pretty, lovely colors!! *inspiring*

6 jennifer h August 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

I like the “wonky” look:)

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