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WiP : Cotton + Steel Modern HST Sampler



i am SO excited to have this quilt top done! last year i participated in the Modern HST Sampler hosted by Blossom Heart Quilts. 

i used my Cotton+Steel stash with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen for the background. i love the final effect but working with the linen was a little difficult. but it was a nice challenge.

i added a scrappy 4-patch border to finish off the top and i love how it has turned out. right now i'm working on the backing and i can't wait to get this one quilted up.

this was such a fun project to work on throughout last year. i enjoyed just making one block at a time, i was able to enjoy the process and take it slow. which is something that i don't always do, so this was a nice change of pace.

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  1. I really have a thing for gray backgrounds - love, love, love them. I want to make a bear paw quilt with a gray background.
    Popped by from Let's Bee Social.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my goodness this is stunning!!!! I love everything about it what a great quilt top. Have you planned the quilting yet?

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  3. All the bright colours on the grey background looks wonderful!! It will look fabulous quilted!

    -Soma

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