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Challenge Accepted -MQG

A couple of years ago I joined the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. Since then I have enjoyed Guild meetings with presentations by both local and national fiber artists. I have seen many techniques presented that I was not familiar with. Large-scale fiber art displays, fabric weaving, extemporaneous piecing, appliqué techniques, indigo dyeing, and faces are just a few.

What I have most enjoyed in my Guild are seeing the challenge pieces completed by the members and opportunities to socialize and meet some of the talented, artistic people in my area. I have made so many new friends.

This year, I decided to accept one of the challenges; Riley Blake Spring 2018 Fabric Challenge.

If you signed up early enough, they sent you four fat eighths (9″x21″) from their “Riley Blake Basics” collection to create a quilted object of your choice. I challenged myself to make it completely from the fabric provided without buying additional fabric.

“Featured basics include Navy Mini Hashtag, Rose Gold Kisses, White Triangles and Navy Stripe.”

Today, I submitted my official entry online and we are encouraged to share on social media, so here is my plug… I really enjoyed participating! Free fabric. How could I go wrong? One way, I would get to hang in a booth, the other, I have an adorable new addition to my quilting studio!

Without further ado, here is my entry;

Feathered Photo Pop

The pattern is a take on the Binding Tool Star pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company. By scaling it down even smaller than a mini binding tool, I was able to construct about a 14″ mini quilt from only four fat eighths, including the backing and binding.

I call it the “photo pop” because I inserted fabric photo corners in the seams of the center block. You can slip your favorite photograph into the corners for a quilted frame.

If you don’t want to use a photo, you can embroider or big stitch quilt in the center block.

I am excited about my pattern idea and can see other mini quilt patterns with this concept in my head.

Perhaps after the contest is over, I can post the pattern I have worked up. I can’t wait to work up a series of photo pops. They will be so much fun to hang in my studio throughout the year.

MADE.

11 thoughts on “Challenge Accepted -MQG

  1. Linda Kau says:

    Love this idea! As a state coordinator for Quilts of Valor Foundation, I’m always looking for ways to catch the eye at our tables at events. Something like this would allow us to change the center picture often so people would always see something new. I’m eagerly awaiting your pattern.

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