Tag Archives: MQG

January, the month ahead

Based on my 2014 plan, my goal for January is to complete my Riley Blake challenge quilt design. Good news, I have made a start on my first improvisational piecing block – “Sunrise”. RileyBlakeChallenge_SunriseBlock_InProgress

This particular block colors were inspired by the Hipster Pop Orange which was provided as one of the MQG challenge fabrics.


Linking up for my January goals to “A Lovely year of finishes 2014” (See link-up on the side menu).

One more thing…so I have also started cutting for my February goal the X & + Quilt. See these 90 blocks, I cut these in a matter of 15-20 mins. Want to know how?Accuquilt_Blocks

If you read my blog recently, you would know,  cutting is my least favorite thing….well no longer….this was my Christmas present, MY NEW ACCUQUILT!!!

I have already used it to make my HST for the Christmas tree block. I love it!

Riley Blake MQG Challenge – Fabric Choices


So, now that the design is complete, and I am going with the theme of ” A Fine Day”, the next step was choosing the fabric. Yes, it did mean I bought up some extra Riley Blake prints 🙂

Sunrise (Mustards, Oranges)

Mid-day (Yellows, Teals)Mid-dayColors

Sunset (Purples, Pinks)SunsetColors

Evenings (Blues, Grey, Black)EveningColors

Now onto the cutting, and making the improv blocks. Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Riley Blake MQG Challenge – Design complete

Have you seen the Riley Blake Modern Quilt Guild Challenge?? Our guild handed out fabric sometime in October. I have only started now, and until now I had no idea what I was going to do.

Here are the fabrics (picture from MQG page):

The Navy gingham, Hipster Orange, Yellow Polka dots and the Aqua/Teal zig-zag fabrics made me think of different phases of a fine day.

Sunrise: Yellows + Oranges
Mid-day: Yellows + bright blues
Sunset: Purples + Pinks
Evening: Navy blues + Blacks

This lead to this design “A Fine Day”. Each of the color blocks will be improv scrap blocks, not solid as in the design below.


I plan to quilt it with some circular quilting on the lower half and then radiating lines on the top 1/2 in various colored thread.

In the challenge, you can add any Riley Blake fabric + any solid. Tomorrow, I will post some of my additional fabric choices.

Are you entering the Challenge? What are your plans?