Each member of STLMQG was given a mini charm pack, and the challenge is to use at lease one piece in any quilted item. Pretty simple, therefore there's no excuse not to participate, right?
I said I might use this piece...
...and I did.
Want to see the rest of what I did with it? Here it is:
Okay, I used more than one of the mini-charms. That's fine, no rule against that. In fact, pretty much no rules. I raided my low volume scraps and stash and combined as many as I could into a layout featuring a lot of negative space.
Then I added a lot of quilting, straight lines about 1/2" apart and strategically placed spirals.
The backing is a low volume black and white print. While making the top, I found that some high contrast prints with a lot of black in them, even if they're on pale grounds, didn't play nicely so I had to leave them out. This one was borderline, but I used it in the top anyway.
The guild announced that the prizes for the challenge participants will be awarded by raffle, not by voting or viewer's choice, so it doesn't matter if I share today rather than wait until after the meeting tomorrow. So, I'm whooping today for a finish, my "No Excuses" challenge quilt.
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I like!! I may steal the idea for our guild next year, if that's OK ...ReplyDelete
What a visually appealing quilt! I love the randomness of it.ReplyDelete
I thought we were just going to get another teaser post today but I was wrong! The low volume fabrics set off the mini charms nicely and I really love how you changed up the quilting.ReplyDelete
Nicely done!! A very calming quilt. Perfect for donation!ReplyDelete
I like everything about this quilt, especially your distribution of those mini squares and the big quilted spirals. Fun, yet very subtle and calming.ReplyDelete
It's lovely, did you make nine patch blocks with the charm in the centre? Your quilting really is great, I can do straight lines but wouldn't have thought of adding spirals. Well done!ReplyDelete
Oh I love it! Great modern design. I have a few of the mini charms and have been trying to come up with something, maybe this will get my juices flowing!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love it!! It's soothing, like bits of sea glass on a sandy beach. I can even hear the gentle sound of the water! Oh, wait, that's normal for me on the boat. Congratulations on a terrific challenge quilt. I hope you win a prize :)ReplyDelete
Such a subtle pattern. It shows off the quilting so well. I love it!ReplyDelete
What a great design and love the quilting you did to complement it. I'm not sure I'd be able to donate this this one.....It's really wonderful!ReplyDelete
I really like the asymmetrical look of your quilt! The quilting sets it off really well too.ReplyDelete
Great result! I love the background--never have enough low volume fabrics that play well together to do it myself. (I agree, some have too much dark in print to play together.)ReplyDelete
Wow....truly beautiful! The pops of color caught my eye at Needle and Thread Thursday. The circles in the quilting add a nice place for the eye to rest. Thank you for sharing such a great use of low volume fabrics!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful scrappy colorful and elegant quilt. Could be an inspiration for me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing
Such a cool, summery quilt. I am sure the temperatures were lowered by at least four degrees as soon as I saw it. The backing is lovely and the binding is just the best.ReplyDelete