MQG Riley Blake Basics Challenge by Clairealex

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-02-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

The fabrics were handed out at guild with this challenge: make something quilted. Can add any solid or any Riley Blake print. I opted for infant size (or wheel chair lap) 40 x 40--it ended up 42 x 42 to make the squares work out. ETA: Well it was 42 on the graph paper; the piece itself is 46 x 46; my 1/4 marker is a wee bit off.

 I planned and cut the infant quilt so I could sew it at retreat in October. Then I played with the left overs to make two pillow tops. I actually like the left overs better than the quilt. They are waiting a quilting moment. Due sometime February, so I have time (famous last words).

Jan 2014 Realizing that Feb 17 is approaching, I finally pieced the back ( I am tired of quilt tops ending up 1 or 2 inches wider than width of fabric! But It is good I saved the scraps and like pieced backings, though in this case minimally pieced), sandwiched the quilt and started quilting. :-) The zig zag is to emphasize the aqua fabric; there will be pebbles (but not too many) for the orange dot.

Feb 3, 2014 Quilting almost finished. Ran out of aqua thread. Went to the handiest little quilt shop only to find it had closed. I'll have to plan a bigger excursion.  The plan was that the pebbles would link the aqua zig zag fabric to the orange dotty fabric.Not sure it worked. I have the pillows pinned. Whether to quilt them or to head out on the quest for aqua thread...

Feb 7, 2014 All quilted--onward to binding and finishing the pillows.

Feb 14, 2014 Binding finished, pillows finished, entered on MQG website.

Pictures

Finished quilt 45 x 45
Finished pillows
FMQ finished
FMQ finished
pillow tops
challenge fabrics
The back needed 4 more inches
Line quilting
more pebbles

Loves

lisastuf
sarahayes11
zone5painter
luxxia
Stlcaverly
VictoriaJ
Charwirfs

Comments

Whatthebobbin

Love this! Really fun play with the scale of those squares.

Clairealex

Whatthebobbin It was indeed. I saved the graph where I figured out the measurements, and I think I'll try it again with some other fabrics.

Stlcaverly

Very cool! I'm in the Riley Blake challenge with my MQG here in St Louis. I hope I can get mine finished by Feb. I love your gray fabrics and the pillow tops are very nice.

Clairealex

Stlcaverly Stlcaverly Thanks! I'll be watching for yours.

luxxia

This is beautiful! I love it!

Joke

Oh I love your pebbles in the chevron square!

Clairealex

Joke Thanks!

HawkFan

Great quilting. I love the variation

Clairealex

HawkFan Thanks. It was a lot less intimidating to know I had only a small bit to do. I'll get braver...

Charwirfs

Wow! These are really nifty. Those colors really pop against the grey. I do like the quilt. The extra bonus are the really great pillows. The sampler style quilting gives the quilt an even more modern look! You should get quite a few oooo's and ahhhhhh's at the meeting.

Clairealex

Charwirfs Thanks. If I had had to choose only one, it would have been the pillows.

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