Make a quilt using 3 paint chip colors whose names begin with the initials of your name.
|Blue Rhino Moon (detail)|
|"Blue Rhino Moon"|
33.5" x 43.25"
1st Place winner, Choo Choo Quilters Guild Challenge
|VHO: Volcanic Ash, Hang Ten, and Oh So Red paint chips.|
|Kokka cotton/linen print was an inspiration.|
For my Blank Quilting Corp. and StudioE Fabrics compatriots, included in my Challenge piece are Splash, Crushed, Fusion and Just Color blenders and two colors from the Peppered Cottons blender line by Pepper Cory: 23 carbon and 16 flame. Carbon and Flame matched the Volcanic Ash and Oh So Red paint chips perfectly so they became predominant fabrics in Blue Rhino Moon.
|Blenders and coordinates from Blank Quilting Corp. and|
StudioE Fabrics were include in "Blue Rhino Moon."
As many of you know, the [free-motion] quilting is one of my favorite aspects of the quilt-making process.
|Free-motion quilting (detail).|
|Free-motion quilting on Peppered Cottons.|
|Embellished with tatted and crochet pieces.|
|Sparkle cherry 108" wide backing by Blank Quilting.|
Finished size: 33.5" x 43.25"
Threads: Aurifil 50/2 cotton in the top and Superior Bottom Line in the bobbin.
16 hours of quilting. 4 bobbins.
Batting: Hobbs Tuscany unbleached cotton with a piece of Tuscany polyester batting for the trapunto in the appliquéd circle.
This piece has a faced binding.
Many guild members commented how the caliber of our guild's Challenge pieces has elevated over the past few years. I couldn't agree more! See the other entries here.
During the evening's presentation, each quiltmaker gives a brief overview of her processes, color choices and then the floor is opened up for a short, informal Q&A for each piece. It's interesting to hear each quilt's story unfold. We often laugh about when our guild members actually start working on their Challenge quilts. Most admit to a very recent date. Then, we all chime in, "there's nothing like a deadline!"
|Label for "Blue Rhino Moon"|
Now, I just have to make a pocket to hold the paint chips and sew it to the back—like two clever guild members did on their Challenge quilts. (Wish I had thought of that!)