Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Challenge - 2008 ..............

Last year my quilt club decided to have a group challenge. At our Christmas party everyone brought enough 10 inch squares of the same fabric of their choice to share with all the other members. Using all the different fabric squares, each member was asked to make a project of their choice. Here are a few samples of some of the fabric that we had to work with along with the rules.

Rule #1 - The fabric could be cut into any size.

Pretty fabric, but would it match anything else?

Rule #2 - Each fabric had to be used, on the front, of the project.

Feathers....hmmmm, well it's not called a challenge for nothing.

Rule #3 - Two additional fabrics of your choice could be added to the 16 member fabrics.

More leaves.....

Rule #4 - If you did not finish your challenge project, you had to wear pajamas to the big reveal night.

Dragonflies on a bright blue background, pretty but how to work it in with everything else.....

Here's what I made. It's quilt # 38 and I named it "Challenge Quilt". This pattern is called "Newport Beach". I cut each 10 inch block into 4 squares. I added two fabrics, the white background and the beige shadow.

The pattern is from the Judy Martin book titled "Scraps". My "Fathers Fancy" pattern was from this book also. (earlier post)

Here is where this quilt lives, in my bedroom.

Tomorrow, more projects from our big reveal night. (We are a very creative and clever group, don't miss it!!)


  1. You did really good pulling all the different fabrics and colors together to make a really great looking quilt.

  2. I was VERY impressed with your contribution to this challenge... it was DEFINITELY challenging to come up with ANYTHING and you did a great job....

    The only downside was knowing I couldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole, making it difficult to come up with something that wasn't a copy of yours!

    I have only one word for you: BRILLIANT! (I've come to expect beautifully executed...)

  3. Wow. I think you did a great job with such difficult fabrics to work with. I am impressed.

  4. You did do a great job with the fabrics.
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    I miss her so much.

  5. As I was reading your post and looking at the fabrics, I couldn't begin to imagine what you would create that would work with such different fabrics. Wow...you did an amazing job. How nice to be in a quilting group. Sounds like fun.

  6. You did a fantastic job making all those fabrics play nice together. It doesn't look like too much of a challenge for you! :)

  7. Oh wow, you turned that pig's ear into a silk purse! I would have never come up with something so clever to coordinate all those fabrics. That's beautiful.

  8. Wonderful! When I was looking at your fabrics, I couldn't imagine what I would have done; but your quilt is superb. Great job!

  9. That was amazing! What a fantastic you job you did with those materials!

  10. Thelma, I think your choose a very good pattern given the challenge of soo many odd fabrics! Really and excellent job!


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