Black and White Challenge by Seeneed
I'm President of the Table Rock Quilt Guild this year and for my first President's Challenge we are doing a black and white quilt/wall hanging/table runner/etc. One accent color can be added but it can't be more than 10 % of the top. I've been wanting to try an optical illusion quilt for a while so I figured this was a good chance to give it shot. I have the top together but I'm not looking forward to ironing it. Also still trying to decide on borders or not. Plus I have no idea how to quilt it. All will have to be decided quickly since the completed quilt is due next month. No pressure there.
Dec. 17, 2014 - Finished the quilt about a week ago. I decided to do stitch in the ditch quilting since I didn't want to detract from the optical illusion of the top. Added red piping around the edge to sort of set it off. I'm going to hang it in my living room for a while. As far as the challenge for the quilt guild goes it was a huge success. There were 27 entries and almost without exception they were all amazing. The Viewers Choice winner was a beautiful log cabin quilt about queen size. Apparently she had had the quilt hanging around for years and this contest was the impetus for her to finish it. The President's Choice winner was a block of the month called Toes in the Sand - all triangles. I was so pleased with the way it all turned out. We had everyone hand them in and gave them numbers to try and keep it from being a popularity contest. I think the best quilts won so I'm pleased with the results.