Friday, June 4, 2021

STLMQG Color Spoke Challenge

 Back in April I was working on quilting the Color Spoke Challenge, the quilt I made from the 2019 STLMQG BOM challenge. To recap, we had to choose one "Spoke" of the color wheel and use only that color plus neutrals. I chose yellow-green, called "pickle" on some color cards. Each month's BOM had a theme or a challenge such as nine patch (my Card Trick block below) or curves (Drunkard's Path block), or paper piecing, applique, fussy cutting, flying geese, etc. 


I made all of the monthly challenge blocks and added in a few blocks of my own, plus smaller filler blocks. The black and white striped setting was inspired by Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife pattern plus some quilts with black and white stripes I had seen on line. Those stripes are pieced, finishing at 1" wide. It was a challenge puzzling the top together. 

After quilting in April, one of my goals for May was to get this quilt bound, labeled and finished. I didn't quite make it by the end of May, but I was able to get it done this week. 


It's big - about 65 x 78", too long to fit on the wall. 

I took the above two photos with my phone, which takes clear pics but cannot handle yellow green colors. It makes the "pickle" green look like some horrible muted chartreuse. 


Much better color with my old camera, but no matter how carefully I focus and hold the camera steady, pics taken with this camera always come out blurry. 

Anyway, back to the quilt - 
The quilting is mostly stitch-in-the-ditch between each stripe and around the blocks. There's SID in the blocks, too, and stippling in the white parts of the blocks to flatten them to let the the yellow-green parts pop. There's a little FMQ point-to-point and some traced circles. Lots of starts and stops!

I'm hoping to enter this quilt in STLMQG's quilt show in July if they're still planning on having a live show. I'll have to ship it back to St. Louis, of course, but that's no problem. I'm just happy I got this quilt done in time. 






12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the finish!!!!

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  2. You did a great job Jan! I love it especially the black and white stripes! They look wider than 1”!

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  3. Congratulations on getting it finished! Getting photos to be color correct true to life is a challenge, and not one I've mastered either. I hope the show is held and you get to see how it is displayed if so.

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  4. A great quilt, I really love the 'pickle' teamed up with the b&w.

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  5. Lovely quilt. Such an unusual shade of yellow/green. A great finish.

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  6. The black and white stripes certainly contribute to making this sampler block quilt feel very modern. Hope the show is a go. Our local show was postpone again until next year.
    Pat

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  7. Ooooh, Love this one! Your stripes look so perfect and straight. That might give me some trouble but yours look to line up nicely. Great colors - really fun finish Jan.

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  8. I love your quilt! I love the colors you used. Hugs,

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  9. I love seeing this neat quilt all finished! It looks fabulous :) And I know exactly what the color is, because I am working with a few of your orphans from this piece just this week!

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  10. This is a great finish!!! I can not imaging sewing those strips so precisely - but wow!! you rocked it!!

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  11. Wow. I love it. Are those blocks appliqued on top of the stripes?

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