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Welcome to Modern Quilting

I am venturing into the land of Modern Quilting with fabric choices in bright polka-dots, set with solids.  I have also chosen to make a modern design for this new quilt top.

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I found these great polka dot prints in a jelly roll, and thought immediately that they would look fantastic set with some solids – like grey and yellow for a modern quilt.

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The Chevron is still trending, so I decided to create a “fat” and “thin”  chevron using the grey for the wider chevron shape and the 2 1/2 inch strips from the jelly roll for the more narrow chevron shape.  As you can see there are many 1/2 square triangles involved in this project. and I have found an EASY way to make them.

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It starts with two 2 1/2 in strips sewn right sides together on both edges.  See a future post for details.

I am happy with the first two blocks, what do you think???

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This finished size is a rectangle – GASP- so, non-traditional of me!

Stay tuned as I will be finishing this (hopefully) in the next week or 2 or so………