just under the wire! The challenge was to trade 2 yards of “ugly” fabric with a partner and make a quilt using 90% of the fabric and adding whatever we wanted from our stash. We could purchase one fabric if needed. The deadline was April 1st at midnight. I submitted my photos just before 8 pm!
Since I had very little time left to pull it together, I gave myself 30 minutes to come up with a design, deciding on a cross pattern. The fabric need a whole bunch of lightening and brightening, so I consulted the Color Scheme Designer for some assistance and dug into my stash. I liked the two purples and used them for the bigger pieces and cut the other two into strips for the cross parts. There were many strips left, so they were sewn together to make a large square for the back. What remained of that process became the front border and the floating strips on the back. I purchased only the fabric for the binding which was within the guidelines for the challenge.
Photos in the dark Friday evening!
This shows the violet binding a little better.
Making this quilt from start to finish in three days forced me to make quick decisions. Some I’m happy with and some not. Learning every day! The Challenge has a Flickr group with some really nice finishes. This one is amazing!
Click on over to Sarah’s blog to join the Whoop! Whoop! fun. Thanks, Sarah!
I quilted another quilt this week and will finish two more next week and have them ready for Whoop! Day if all goes well. I’m on a roll so I’d better keep rolling!