Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Guild Challenge and the Shhh Quilt

Last night at guild we had the reveal of our challenge quilts. Early this year we were to bring in a ziplock quart size bag of 10-20 fabric scraps no smaller than 4" square. We picked a bag and the challenge was to make something using those scraps. We could add our own fabrics and I added muslin and 1 floral print. I have shown tiny shots on my blog and now you get to see the whole thing. It didn't win any prizes, but I like it and will find a place to hang it after the holiday.

Here are my leftover scraps.

Linda's challenge quilt is here, but the photo doesn't do it justice. It is beautiful in person.

This is a shot of the "shhh, it's a secret quilt." My friend Janet made this redwork quilt and was planning to hand quilt it. Years ago, she had Debra baste it on her longarm and Janet started hand quilting it. It is a king size quilt and she soon realized that she was never going to finish it. So, when I got Mabel, she brought it over and said quilt it before the next guild quilt show. Then she says, a while later she told me to just get it quilted before she dies. Well, I don't remember her saying that and by no means do I think she's going anytime soon, but I quilted it for her as a Christmas gift and gave it to her last night. She saw very surprised, to say the least. I hope to get a good photo of her with the quilt at guild tonight.


Delighted Hands said...

It's beautiful-the red and white it an allover meander stitch? Wondered how to do one like that.

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt you did with your scraps. Really neat and creative idea.