but I finally got to meet in person the quilt that the Portland Modern Quilt Guild did as part of our Michael Miller Neon challenge. I had heard rumors about the quilt and seen a small photo of it on the Michael Miller site but that was it, until last week.
My interest in this quilt is purely selfish… you see my challenge block had ended up on the quilt. Earlier in the year I took the lovely pack of Neon fabric, chose a paper piecing pattern and made this beauty…
The various blocks were all collected up at our MQG meeting and it was not till many many months later I saw that they had been turned into this…
So modern. So bright. So fun.
Yep my star had joined a number of other beautiful blocks, including my friend Lisa’s gorgeous improv block to become this quilt.
I really love how all the random blocks are made to work with this unique layout. Amber Wilson, a PMQG member did an amazing job piecing the top and Nancy Stoval’s quilting is just perfect, as always.
This quilt has been traveling a bit. It was featured at the Michael Miller booth at Quilt Market in May and then was shown at the Sisters Outdoor show in summer.
I am so very proud of my little block and it’ place on this beautiful quilt.
ps. Please excuse the photos… I had to grab photos when I could but I had to share…I just had to.
11 thoughts on “It took awhile…”
The colors are so so not my style, but I know they appeal to others! The blocks are all lovely and work really well together, and I love the quilting on it. What a fun quilt to be a part of!
I love the layout of this quilt. Loved that block before but I love it in the final product!!
Wow! Love your block, love the quilt, what a great idea and brilliant execution. Congratulations on being part of this spectacular piece of work.
What a great quilt! Award worthy for sure! So fun you are a part of it. Just love the fun colors.
Oh that is nothing like anything I’ve made…yet! I love it! So modern and fresh! A teenager would love that colour scheme, hmm, do I know any teenagers….
Woah, I’m having flash backs to the ’80s. I love it.
It is soooo 80’s. It is one of the reasons I really loved the fabric line. I had flashbacks to my days as a teenager (I may have just dated myself!)
The quilt looks great! As well as your block; you should be proud.
That quilt is fantastic and the blocks work perfectly together!! You’ve just reminded me of my stash of neon orange… really must get something made from that 🙂
Oh I love the neon orange. I bought extra of the orange I loved it so much. I still have not worked out what to do with it yet, I am waiting patiently for inspiration.