Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP: MQG CHALLENGE

I'm plugging along on my Madrona Road quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild's fabric challenge.

I made 8 random blocks and then I'm going to asymmetrically place them into the quilt top with solids and some of the gray-toned fabrics in the collection. I want it to have a "pieced-back" look. I'm not overly happy with the blue block. I think I'm going to add a solid around the pinwheel to make it pop more.


Our guild got mostly blue and yellow fabrics but I have very little pink in my house and I really loved the pink prints. I think I did the pink justice but I need a little more of that fabulous magenta. I might use that as the binding. In any case, I'll have lots of leftover fabric for my stash.

Speaking of leftovers....I'm using scraps from this quilt to make a covered notebook. My local guild is having our holiday party on Saturday and we're doing a swap. Very excited about this swap, I've been meaning to make one of these!

Up next (although I should work on my UFO's) is another pattern testing quilt for my mom. She picked out the colors, you'll be able to see that right away! Not what I would have picked but I think they are beautiful colors.

Trying to be better about my quilty UFO's, so here they are:
Star Wars quilt (binding only)
Echo Hexagon Quilt
BOM from Sew Mama Sew
Malka Quilt (basted already)

Top Secret Quilt (have top and back done)
Bee Quilt (one a charity quilt, one a girl quilt)
Possible:  I Spy and Polaroid Quilts (no real actual plans)

Other projects:
Reusable Baby Wipes
Sweat pants
iPad case
Swim cover-up
Star Wars curtains and pillowcases
Bean Bag chair

Eek! Better get cracking! I'm linking up!


6 comments:

  1. Oooh, they look so pretty all together! Great job! Can't wait to see how you're laying it out!

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    1. Thanks! Hoping to be basting on Saturday!

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  2. Those blocks look great! I made my journal cover and took me way too long! Some reason meand measuring weren't on the same page!

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    1. I hear ya! I "made" fabric and it took forever! It isn't flaying flat either, I'll have to use some phone books. See you Saturday.

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