Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Challenge Quilt, Well, Sort Of

Have been feverishly working on my challenge quilt for Love Apple Quilter's 2009 Show in March. Wish I could show it now, but it is to remain anonymous until the vote is taken. Instead, I decided to show the one made for the last quilt show.

The challenge last time, was to create a quilt reminiscent of the 1930's two-color quilt. We purchased the challenge kit with the red fabric and were allowed to add either a white or off-white fabric.

Played and played around with designs for at least eight months and this idea was the best I had. The spinning blocks reminded me of fleur-de-lis and the wide spaces needed a little embellishment. Decided on an embroidery design digitized by Louise McDonough and it seemed to compliment the design perfectly.

Very pleased that my quilt received an honorable mention that year! Will up-date in March with a photo of this year's creation.

1 comment:

sewkalico said...

It's lovely!!! I look forward to seeing this years one! Wishing you best of luck at the show!