TGIFF! - Modern Totems

Happy first day of Spring! You'd never know it around here though; Old Man Winter is holding on for dear life! I'm determined to welcome Spring though, hence today's finish, which has Spring-like colours.

I started out with a Hello Luscious Charm Pack and a 1/2 yard of the blue and cream fabric from the line. I wanted something with clean lines, modern and fresh feel and straightforward piecing. I added in the soft white of Kona Snow -- so a Snow convert now!

If you'll remember, I was kind of stuck for a name. Luscious Columns/Modern Columns was what was brewing. However, when I took the kids to the Museum of History last week during March Break and saw my favourite totems again, it hit me -- Modern Totems.

The quilting was done with white 50wt. Aurifil #2021. Wishbones in the totem columns. Alternating double loopy loos and single loopy loos in the background. Flowers in the squares.



Modern Totems - Front
Simple pieced back:

Modern Totems - Back
I'll be teaching Modern Totems in a workshop with the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild in November. 


Finished Size: 52" by 59".

Linking up to TGIFF!, which is over at Sew Fresh Fabrics this week. Check it out and come link up your recent finish!


Comments

  1. Great name, lovely quilt. I like the way the strips of piecing are laid out so they come forward. Sometimes white keeps other colors "in the background" but your clever longer-in-the-middle and shorter-as-you-move-to-the-sides layout lets me see the fabric first and THEN enjoy the white spaces.

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  2. Just lovely M-R! That freshness we all need right now..

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  3. Gorgeous :) I worked at that museum an age ago - nice to see your quilt there!

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  4. another one for the museum? looks great there. how many puzzled looks did you get during your photo shoot?

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  5. Beautiful quilt! The quilting looks great on it.

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  6. Turned out lovely and what a great pics with the totems!

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  7. Amazing finish! I love the colours, the quilting, everything! And the photos are pretty cool too. :-)

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  8. The perfect name for a fabulous quilt!

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  9. Beautiful springtime quilt! Makes me want to have a picnic in a meadow. In a sundress and a big floppy hat. Lovely!

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  10. Love the fabric and spring feel to it. Lovely and soft.

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  11. This is beautiful. The colours have a lovely softness about them and I like name Totems :)

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  12. Oh, this is so yum! I love the quilting, and the name is awesome too! :)

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  13. This is sew-weet! Those soft spring fabrics are whispering. And I love what they have to say! Love the quilting, M-R. And the name. Lovely pictures. Have a great time teaching the workshop!

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  14. I see you have as much fun naming your quilts as i do. Love the quilt, love the name. I wish for some spring weather in your part of the world soon!

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  15. ooh that's pretty! Summer is hanging on grimly here - we had our first rain in 100 days... but it's 33C and 6pm right now ... come hang out with me ;)

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  16. It's the perfect name for an absolutely gorgeous quilt.

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  17. I loved the museum when we were there this summer. The quilt is perfect for that photo shoot! Or is it the museum is perfect for the quilt! Great quilt!
    Barb@Witsend

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  18. It's beautiful! I love that you took your quilt to the museum for the pic! :)
    Carol

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