Our Guild has decided to participate in the QuiltCon Charity Challenge 2016. The theme is Improv with intent and it uses a limited color palette. I have been so inspired by #beesewcial (check out the hashtag on IG) that I was so excited about this challenge, even though the color palette is a little scary (1/2 the colors very bold, the other 1/2 very neutral).
Our guild did things a little different but playing in the rules:
- Each person was allowed to pick fat eighths of any or all the colors that the MQG had selected.
- We chose to stick with solids only.
- Also, we added that the block must have a triangle in the design.
- One block required by each person who collected F8’s.
I am so inspired right now with the abstract movement, I think that you will definitely see that in both my designs. My first design, I wanted to use the white, black and grey in stripes and just have pops of color.
That turned into this…
I loved the whole process of using no rulers and just using my rotary cutter, ignoring 1/4 seam allowance as I pieced pieces together. It made it seem so much quicker (maybe 30 minutes). I had plenty of fabric left over.
That night, I was thinking about how the past week at work, deadlines and having family visiting had made me feel a little more stressed/pressured lately. I was trying to relax and the idea of a second block popped into my head, opposing triangles pushing down (or up) on a line. I literally jumped off the sofa and put the idea into this next improv block.
I have to say this is one of my favorite blocks ever. I really wish I was making the whole quilt :-)…maybe over Christmas break I can come back to playing/experimenting.
It is so fun seeing my guild’s and other guild’s blocks coming alive….check out #quiltconcharityquilt.