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I know, I know.... I've been a poor blogger for the last couple of months. I haven't posted since November! I did a lot of Christmas gift sewing and projects, so there is a lot that I haven't posted. In all honesty, I'd rather spend my limited time sewing than blogging about it! I'll try to do better, I promise! I've got a lot of catching up to do!
This is the quilt I made for the Madrona Road Challenge. Prior to the challenge, I had been looking at this fabric as a possibility for a quilt I was planning to be included in a bedroom makeover. I absolutely loved the line! Once the challenge was announced, I decided to just go for it!
I used the pattern "Petal Pod" from the book Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. I love the way that it looks like a bed runner! I think I need to wash and dry it again in a larger machine to get the desired look and to get those wrinkles out! I also still need to make some pillow shams and throw pillows to go with it. The rest of the room needs re-done. Of all the rooms in our house, it's the only one that, after 10 years of marriage, still has only my hubby's bachelor furniture! This quilt is just the first step in that direction.
The solid on the front of the quilt is Moda Bella Gray. I made the quilt "reversible" so I could change up the look if I tire of it, not that I plan on it! The back is a similar design with the solid in Kona Coal and the same bed runner look using 5-inch charm squares of the Madrona Road prints with some of the solid Kona Coal mixed in.
The blocks were really quite easy to put together, and it came together quickly because of the majority of the quilt was solid. I quilted it in straight vertical lines from top to bottom, 1.5 inches apart. Getting the lines straight was the most difficult part of making this quilt! I had to mark and re-mark lines so many times. I'm in love with the finished quilt and because it was so difficult to get those lines straight, I think I love it all the more!