Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge

I can't believe how much time has passed since I last posted!  I've been so busy with work, school starting up again, and of course, sewing and quilting!  I've finished the Breezes pinwheel quilt and just got it back from the superb (and kind of famous) long-arm quilter, Tia Curtis!  This is my first quilt that I haven't quilted myself.  It's also the most complex and intricate quilt I've made, so I wanted to make sure the quilting was perfect, so I sent it to Tia!  I will post pictures of the quilt soon....I need to bind it yet.

I met Tia through the KC Modern Quilt Guild.  I've been a member of the guild for the past several months and I've really enjoyed it even though I haven't been able to participate in any of the retreats or sew ins offered.  That is soon to change, however!  My work schedule is changing and I will soon have Saturdays off which is when most of the sewing events are planned.  That all said, I was able to sign up for a fabric challenge sponsored by Riley Blake and the Modern Quilt Guild.   Each participant was given six fat eighths from their Basics category and told to create anything quilted!  I decided to make a poncho for my littlest daughter, Charlotte.  Drumroll please.....

I created the poncho using the slice and insert technique I learned in the Improvisational Piecing Craftsy course I took a few months ago.  I experimented with different quilting styles after it was pieced.  I think it turned out pretty cute and Charlotte is super excited to model the poncho next month at the guild meeting!

Besides binding my pinwheel quilt, I have a lot of projects in the works...mostly Christmas gifts and I've promised to actually make a tree skirt for our Christmas tree this year.  What are you all working on?  

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