Sunday, October 28, 2007

Another Quilting Project

This time I'm entering a contest; it's called a "challenge quilt." My quilt guild has one of these challenges each year at its February quilt show. You pay $10 and for that you receive a half yard of two different fabrics that you have to use in the quilt. This year's theme is Mardi Gras on the farm. One of the fabrics has the wild looking roosters; the other was the smaller colored blocks. I added the more normal type farm buildings and animals. The block is a variation on the Tic-Tac-Toe block. I got purple for the sashing and have ordered some fabric for a border from a company in New Jersey. The fabric has more of a human Mardi Gras theme. I'm also going to add some feathers here and there. We have to turn them into the guild by February 1. The members vote on them at the meeting that month. All the "challenge quilts" are displayed at the big quilt show the end of February with the first, second and third place winners in a special area.

I figured this was a way for a newbie quilter like me to get something in the show. Right now it measures 32 inches by 21 inches. It will get a bit bigger with the border and binding.

It's another beautiful day here so I'm going to fertilize my bulbs. I have an iris that is starting to bloom. It's one I transplanted; I guess it likes the new location.
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Rhonda said...

You are doing some lovely work on these quilts.
I so wish.
I know that I have no patience for such a thing.
I'm impressed.

your iris is sprouting eh?
So, what will happen to it?
Will it come again in the spring?

have a great day.

Casdok said...

Wow its beautifull.
IM sure it will do very well!

blogauthor said...

I would really like to take up quilting someday, my grandma quilted and they are so beautiful. There is a neighborhood group that quilts and they would teach me, so I'm considering doing it sometime.

Good luck with the quilt!

dykewife said...

the quilt looks quite lovely. it should cover an old, white, steel framed bed.