December 20, 2007 § 5 Comments
An LQS in the area (not where I work) has an ongoing quilt challenge every 4 months. How it works is… an unknown, secret fat quarter is wrapped in a brown paper bag with a theme title on the outside. The challenge is to use the fabric in a small quilt pertaining to the theme. Often the fabric is one that would be at the bottom of everyone’s list of favorite fabrics – or maybe not even on the list.
For some odd reason (I think a co-worker egged me on) I decided to rise to the challenge this time. It was good for me! It pushed me out into new territory.
The challenge fabric. The theme was “Fall-ing for You”.
The end result. Little Acorns.
I wanted to try out two new-to-me techniques. The outlining or line drawing in this quilt intrigued me and I wanted to play around with the idea. I really need to try this a few more times and have some ideas floating around in my head.
And, I wanted to try out this invisible binding. I don’t even know if that’s what it is called. And I can’t seem to find anything on the Internet about it. But I have been seeing an increasing number of quilts come into the shop with this type of finish. It’s a cool way to finish an art quilt.