Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Challenge and a Swap, the KCMQG Variety

First, the challenge, The Modern Quilt Guild "Habitat" Challenge, which was to make a quilt using Jay McCarroll's Habitat line of fabric.

At our August meeting of the KC Modern Quilt Guild, we were given 6 fat eighths from the Earth Tones colorway. We could also add any solids and any additional Habitat fabric to make our quilts. I added solids from my fabric stash to create Log Cabin blocks and bought an additional yard of Habitat for the backing--I love having an excuse to make a trip to Bon Bon;-)

The Habitat fabric is a style quite different from what I would usually choose. So, initially, it was indeed a challenge. However, I'm all for stretching myself and trying new things. And it's a good thing because I ended up liking it very much.

The big 'reveal' took place at our November meeting Thursday night. What fun!! I think there were about 50 quilts and every single one of them was incredible!! You can see them too in the Flickr group.

And now, the swap--a potholder swap with members from the Portland Modern Quilt Guild...

Susan Beal was a guest speaker at our September meeting. She is the author of Modern Log Cabin Quilting and a member of the Portland guild. I really enjoyed her presentation--it was very interesting and so inspiring. Using that inspiration, we're making log cabin style potholders for the secret partner swap. But it's only a secret till December--that's when we receive our potholder and our partner is revealed!