Sunday, July 5, 2015

Are You Up for a Good Fabric Challenge? 2015 Riley Blake for MQG


Months ago I signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild's 2015 Fabric Challenge with Riley Blake Designs. A list of guidlines came along with the fat quarter bundle I received, and I took the challenge to heart.


#1. It needs to be fantastic and quilted. 
#2. Something I've never done before. I've never done a project that involved curves. I learned how to sew them, but I've never used them in a project. 
#3. I've never made a medallion quilt.
#4. The fabrics in the fat quarter bundle were the ones shown on the card above. I had to add to them after I saw the rest of the line. The pinks were just as gorgeous as the blues and greys.



The design was next. I worked on graph paper, and came up with something I thought would enhance the prints. To make it all easy to calculate, I used a 2" block. Making my own template was easy with a basic compass. Just make sure you have a 1/4" overlay for the seam in both directions. I made my template for a 3" block, and it gave me leeway to trim it down to 2 1/2". This will finish out as a 2" block. 



The center is sewn together here below, and you have a rough idea of the curved pieces in the top picture. This is going to be an easy and fun project on a smaller scale. I should have more to show you in the next day or so.


Are you working on the same challenge? July 31st is the last day to link up. Details are on the Modern Quilt Guild website if you want to check them out. Be sure to follow me on Instagram if you want to see projects evolve more quickly. The button is in the right side bar at the top of the page.

Until next time...
Come on, Doxie girls.

5 comments:

  1. Those curves look great. I like what you have so far, can't wait to see more.

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  2. This is fantastic! I'm anxious to see the rest! I did sign up, made something...but ended up hating it!

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  3. Thanks for linking and inspiration you give us on the Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi Hug

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  4. Fun design for those great fabrics.

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  5. Gorgeous fabric and I love the design you've come up with. I also signed up for this challenge, but guess I was too late as I didn't get a package of fabric in the mail. Oh well. Good luck on yours.

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