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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