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Classic Meets Modern is a top!

On the WIP list for a year has been Classic Meets Modern - a quilt along hosted by My Quilt Infatuation.  It's now a quilt top!

I loved the pattern.  It had a similar vibe to Moda Building Blocks, which I'd finished in Downton Abbey fabrics.  I wanted this one to feel a bit more modern, so I elected to do it in grunge-like solids from Craftsy.  I had a fat quarter bundle in my stash, although I did have to pick up a few more to finish

 I'll freely admit I didn't plan out the colors, just made the blocks as I liked them.  Consequently my layout isn't exactly like the pattern, as I had to spread out the colors a bit.

 I managed to keep up through the entire QAL, with the exception of actually putting the top together!

I delayed a bit on the top, I had one square that I'd made out of darker fabrics, and to me it just stood out too much, but I procrastinated terribly on remaking it.  I finally made a replacement; not the same pattern but a quick block I like that blended in a bit better.

I also used bonus triangles instead of geese in one of the strips.  Felt good to use up those little scraps!

Overall I love this top!  I'm now thinking about the quilting - I'd thought about custom, but I think I'm just going to do an allover design, likely in a silver/light grey thread.  Hopefully that will look as good on the quilt as it does in my head!  Kelly's final product is definitely inspiration.


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