Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Challenge Number Two
I really had not planned to do a second challenge quilt but I ended up using this panel too. I was shopping with a couple friends at a quilt shop one day (see how innocently this story starts out.) I purchased what I wanted and was just standing around looking at the fabric my friend G was having cut off the bolts. She was buying a panel and I made the comment that I had one just like it at home. Of course my friend immediately challenged me to make something from the one I had and she would do the same with hers.
I cut it apart and started thinking about what I wanted to do with it. I thought and thought and just couldn’t come up with anything. Finally about a week before I needed it to be done I decided to use some of the blocks to make a table runner. Nothing too exciting I know but I was running out of time. Here it is – I added the green fabric and the red fabric then machine quilted it.
I decided to practice machine quilting background fillers on the quilt and selected different ones for each section.
Now you are probably wondering what my friend G did with her panel. We had our big reveal Thursday night so here is what she did with hers. First she made this wall hanging with the fruit blocks from the panel. Isn’t it cute! The words are put on with paint sticks and she did a lot of piecing too.
She also used the rest of the printed blocks, where as my left overs were used for a guild auction. More about that another time – back to what my friend G did with her left overs.
She made a couple of mats from the large flower blocks, a couple of hot pads from the medium flower blocks, the four small blocks she made into coasters and the longer fruit blocks she made the cutest fabric buckets. Aren’t they all so nice and she used every single block from the panel.
I am glad I used this panel and it was fun to see what someone else did with the same thing.