Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Secret Challenge

Last fall a friend and I issued a challenge to our quilt guild. We each purchased enough yardage of a different fabric to cut 10 fat quarters. We took the fabrics to the guild and challenge people to join in the challenge. There were two groups since there were 2 different fabrics. Nine people (besides Lynn and I) signed up for each group. We handed out the fat quarter fabrics. 

At the next meeting, each of the participants were to bring 10 fat quarters of a fabric that coordinated with the focus fabric. These fabrics were passed out to the respective challenge groups. We are to bring our finished flimsy to show & tell at the June 2018 meeting. We were allowed to add some fabrics if we wished to.

I could not come up with an original idea for my project.  I had decided I was NOT making a large quilt, I wanted something small, maybe around 36" square. In January, Country Lane Quilts started a mystery BOM called Friendship Garden. This mystery started in January and ended in June, and it was for a 30" finished wall quilt. I also like the name Friendship Garden, it was my friends from guild participating in this challenge.

I've followed the mystery and this is my quilt. She measures 26-1/2" square. This is smaller than what the instructions said it would be, but everything went together fine and I didn't want a large wallhanging. 

These are the fabrics my group used. The focus fabric is on the left. The right fabrics are the challenge fabrics from the group. The separate black at the bottom is only I added from my stash. 

I've linked to Country Lane Website and the mystery quilt. The mystery was a free BOM. I don't know how long the free pattern will be posted.

I don't know when this wall hanging will be quilted or what I'll do with it but I accomplished the challenge!

This challenge wallhanging is #8 on my list of projects for the year.

It was hard to get the true colors in the pictures. All that shiny gold is hard to photograph!

Linking to Oh ScrapShow & Tell Monday With Bambi, Em's Scrapbag, Design Wall MondayLove Laugh Quilt, BOM's Away even though this wasn't really a scrappy project.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Quilting Nearly Insane, Week 10

I've finished hand quilting row 5-1/2 of Nearly Insane. I know I took pictures of the individual blocks quilted this week but they weren't there when I downloaded them onto my computer!  

I didn't unroll the quilt but just took pictures of the partial blocks. Sorry.

There was a lot of quilting on this block but it turned out nicely.
I added some curves to the corner HST's.
Left side triangle and zigzag border which is the as the right side.

Sorry the pictures are dark. If I turn the overhead light on, the blocks look too light.

After I rolled, I realized I can see the start of the top zigzag border so I've taken a picture to show you.

I won't be posting much this summer. I will keep you updated on any finishes that occur.

Happy Stitching!

Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday StitchingOh Scrap