Monday, March 11, 2013

Up to the Challenge...

In addition to a great workshop on sewing curves, the last Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild meeting brought another fun challenge.  Since I didn't participate in the Madrona Road challenge and was so excited to see all of the amazing results the ladies came up with, I was quick to say yes to this one!  (Side note:  Yes, that is me in the picture but it was not my challenge result.  I am holding up a photo of Samantha's pillow as she couldn't show it off in person that day and it deserved to be in the group shot!)

Asbury line - courtesy of SMQG
Amy was able to get charm packs of Thomas Knauer's Asbury line from Andover Fabrics to anyone who wanted to participate.  From this charm pack, we can create whatever project we want and can use additional fabrics (but only solids to showcase the Asbury).

As soon as I saw the fabric online, I had a vague idea about what I wanted to do, but I waited until I had it in hand to do some sketching.  I decided to make a mini quilt and I'll write a longer post about it once its done, but I'm super excited about how its looking about halfway done!  Of course, I can't resist giving a small sneak peek...

Yes, this portion does break the only solids rule - but it's the only spot and less than 1.5" - I hope the end result gets me forgiven!
I'm also going to free motion quilt it - I know that I've said that before, but I really mean it this time.  A mini quilt is small enough to reasonably work through my machine's issues and build up my confidence.  Isn't that what a challenge is all about?


  1. Can't wait to see your mini quilt.

  2. I can't wait to see more! It looks very creative. And I will forgive the 1.5" snippet and since I made the rules, I think you are ok ;)

  3. How fun!!! This is so cute, I can't wait to see what you've come up with:-) You are definitely ready to tackle FMQ!!!

  4. Looks like a fun challenge, I love the vibrant colors of those fabrics.