Modern Roman Stripe Quilt, in Barn Raising Setting

A finished quilt.

My aunt is a wonderful stitcher, embroiderer, cook, teacher, and quilter too. She made Roman Stripe blocks in solids some years? decades? ago, and made a small quilt top.

We’re both in our local MQG and they’re doing a charity quilt drive right now. So Barbara pulled out this top and added some grey borders to make it a more useful size. I offered to longarm it for her and return it to her for binding.

The next day! she found another batch of these blocks and a number of waste triangles. Her first thought was to piece them into the backing which seemed like a waste of time since we were using a wideback. I asked her to consider adding them as another border, to again increase the size and to make it even more modern. She agreed and this is the final quilt top.

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I said already that she’s pretty good right? Check out this inset seam.

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When I grow up I want to have skills like this.

Here is the quilted, unbound quilt.

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I did a 3/4″ diagonal crosshatch in the navy/coloured blocks and FMQ swirls, pebbles, stars, spirals, and whatever else took my fancy in the grey. All of it was done on the longarm.

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It’s not perfect but it’s done. And was good practice.

The texture is soooo dreamy. This quilt will be going to a Canadian Armed Forces veteran with PTSD. I hope it brings some comfort.

My usual quilt stats are omitted as I did not make this quilt.

Linking up with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty for the finish!

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11 thoughts on “Modern Roman Stripe Quilt, in Barn Raising Setting

  1. Wow Nicole this is a stunner. The taupey grey background really sets off the blocks beautifully and I like your suggestion to add the borders. Like you, I am in awe of that inset seam. You did a spectacular job on the quilting. It’s a great team effort.

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  2. Hi Nicole! This quilt is SO cool. I love all the colors and adding the gray borders was brilliant as was adding those blocks too. Your quilting looks great – I love the idea of quilting whatever you felt like! I’m trying to quilt something with different patterns in each area – I’m having trouble coming up with enough patterns I can do comfortably. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. A wonderful quilt and certainly aged like a fine wine! The colors are still so beautiful today and I’m sure the recipient will love it.

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