Monday, February 27, 2012

Design Wall Monday - February 27, 2012

Both of my guilds have yearly challenges, sometimes I participate and sometimes not. Usually depends on how many "rules" they put in place. The current challenge from evening guild was selected by the president. She gathered up a huge bag of orphan blocks from the guild members without telling us what was going to happen. A couple of months ago she had us close our eyes, reach in the bag and select a block. In addition to that we were given a FQ of cream tone on tone fabric of which we were to use at least 8 square inches.... This is what I received.


I knew the first thing I wanted to do was put it on point, then decided to go ahead and use the required cream...


It sat on my design wall for a day or so while I rummaged around in my stash trying to find something to go with the fabrics. I had already purchased an outer border fabric and didn't want to buy anything else. I found this blue and had enough of the yellow left to make the required squares...


So this is what is currently on my design wall, waiting for inspiration on what to add next. The challenge requires the quilt to be at least 36 x 42 inches. I am aiming to make mine between 45 and 50 inches square.

I completed ALL my weekly goals last week, hurray!!!! This week I have a couple of appointments and friday we will be going to the University of Maryland for their admitted student open house so I am not going to set many goals other than to get a couple of customer quilts quilted and hopefully finish the challenge quilt top.

Have a wonderful week.

Kathie

6 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

oh you took a fairly simple block and really spiced it up. Great job on bringing it to life!!

Melinda said...

Great idea for a project. I love what you are doing with the challenge.

Gari said...

Well, Melinda already stole my opening line..."what a great idea." I find that challenges like that spur my creativity because I usually have to work with things I would not have chosen. You are doing great with your project.

Bonnie said...

I love what you're doing to this orphan... and I love the challenge your guild came up with. I need to write that down so I can remember it for next year when they are looking for a challenge coordinator! Thanks for sharing it.

Judy D in AZ said...

What a great challenge idea your President had. I think your challenge block is well on its way to a mighty fine quilt. I think blocks look so much more complicated when they are on point.

Have you thought about putting your current block on point as well?

kwiltnkats said...

Idea for you to consider on the next border...use the center 9-patch again perhaps in a smaller size on point once again. I wouldn't think it necessary to have the flower center. I think I'd use the white and a bold color with the yellow as the background. Keeping the yellow as a background continues to let the middle "shine". Sandi