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Modern Design Lab

MDL Quilt Invitational Online Gallery

The Modern Design Lab Quilt Invitational Exhibition has opened. While the exhibit is planned to open for in-person appointments on June 17th, you can view the online gallery on the Greenville Center for Creative Arts website now! The MDL Quilt Invitational will be on display in the gallery and virtually through July 29th, 2020. Mill Challenge Collage Makers Top Row (L-R):...

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Ready to Ship
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Modern Design Lab

Modern Design Lab Quilt Exhibit

About a year ago, the Modern Design Lab (MDL) submitted a quilt exhibit proposal to the Greenville (South Carolina) Center for Creative Arts (GCCA). The proposal was accepted, and a quilt show was scheduled for June 5 - July 29, 2020. Although GCCA will be limiting the number of people who can be in the building, with restrictions easing...

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MDL April Block Design - Yvonne
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Modern Design Lab

MDL April Design Challenge Part 1

We were given a two part design challenge for April in the Modern Design Lab by Travis @travlis. The first part of the challenge was to create a square block design (nominally considered as 5" square finished) using our signature "style" and the color navy. We could use any medium we wanted for the design but we were encouraged...

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Trussed
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2020 Finished Quilts

Trussed {MDL Mini Quilt Challenge Finish}

The April Aurifil Artisan prompt or challenge is to share about our favorite thread weight, and the Trussed mini quilt is a great example of my most used thread weight, 50wt, coupled with the fact that I love using other thread weights to accentuate details. When I last shared about the MDL Mini Quilt Challenge, I went through my...

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Ready for Quilting
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Quilts

MDL Mini Quilt Challenge {Improv Piecing}

Earlier this month I shared my fabric pull and test block for the MDL mini quilt challenge. Since then I've had some time to work on some improv piecing for the quilt top and I wanted to share how that process evolved for me. In order to do that, I am going to back up a little bit and...

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Fabric Pull
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Modern Design Lab

MDL Mini Quilt Challenge {Design}

After the bustle of the holidays, start of the new year, and QuiltCon, the Modern Design Lab group is looking ahead to our plans for this year. One of the first challenges in store for us this year is a mini quilt challenge. We will all be working to create a finished 15" square mini quilt (including binding) using...

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Pulsar
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2019 Finished Quilts

Pulsar {December MDL Finish}

Today I'm pleased to share how my December MDL Challenge and Aurifil Artisan Holiday Project quilt came together. Pulsar finished at 37 1/2 inches square. I used the four-at-a-time flying geese method to make all the geese units. The most time consuming part of putting the quilt top together was deciding how I wanted to set the corner units. After...

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Inspiration - Behr 2020 Color Trends
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Quilt Design

December MDL Design Challenge

I had the honor of setting the challenge description for the December Modern Design Lab (MDL) design challenge. Instead of using a photo inspiration this month, I wanted the challenge to revolve around color, so when I found the Behr Color Trends for 2020, I thought they would be a great option for the challenge. We can choose to pull...

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Scoop
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2019 Finished Quilts, Quilt Gallery

Scoop {November MDL Challenge}

I wasn't surprised to realize that I did not have enough fabric to make my initial November MDL Design Idea that I shared early last week. I didn't need to change much, and I have to admit that I really liked how the design evolved with just those few changes. After getting the design modified for the fabric I had...

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Fabric Pull
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Quilt Design

November Inspiration & Design {Modern Design Lab}

The design group in which I have been participating now has a name: Modern Design Lab (MDL)! I like the group name and how well it describes our activities together. For November, instead of an inspiration image taken by one of our members, we were given an image of a magazine cover to use as inspiration. The email that contained...

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