April 17th, 2011
A lot of things are getting done around here. I mentioned last post that I’d finished my pupster quilt. Well right on the heels of that, my “River Challenge” got completed. This is unusual because I tend to start tons of projects and unless they are for a specific event (like weddings, xmas, birthdays…), I never get to the end product.
But on to my ‘river’. What is it?
Well… my rather artistic quilt group, the Knot Even Quilters (of which I am one of the lesser of the artistic, but I have fun) set up a challenge. We drew a river on a sheet of paper, cut it into 9 sections and each of us took a section. We then picked fabric that each of us would use in the river.
Rules? Only rules were that the outer edges of the river itself had to stay the same size so that we can hang our rivers side-by-side and have them “flow” and to use some of the focal fabric. Can you see below where the quilts on the sides of mine match up? That was it! It really ended up being a lot of fun. Here are a couple of photos that Kathy Schmidt took of my quilt since I haven’t broken out the camera to take my own:
It’s got a lot of everything in it — some piecing and lots of fusible/raw-edge applique. I even broke out my embellishing tool and hot glued little pearls and crystals. That was just too much fun! Just for something different, there one small area with couching because I didn’t like the way that raw edge was looking. I was most pleased with the river itself and the forground which is a pieced almost crazy quilt looking section. Quilting all done on the longarm.
Pop on over to Kathy S.’s blog and see the rest of the quilts. They are all so cool and different. We are excited that they will be featured in the Quilt Patch’s fundraiser show in May (weekend of May 14th). If you are in Tecumseh, you’ll have to stop by. Its a fundraiser for the project to transform the old Carnegie Library building into a welcome center for the area (hopefully will house other non-profit groups and all kinds of wonderful things). I’ll post more on that when I get more information.