Sunday, April 4, 2010
April's Guild Swap
I belong to the local quilting guild. This year our challenge was to trade little brown bags containing 3 fat quarters and a note about the type of quilts we like and to use that fabric and information to create a quilt no larger than 18" square. I got Audrey who is a new quilter. She likes autumn colors/earth tones although her favorite seasons are spring and summer. She likes patterns such as plaids, tweeds, and houndstooth but she HATES large flower prints. She is a new enough quilter that she still prefers traditional patterns. Here is the little quilt that I have finished for her.
The quilt turned out a little big--19"--but I think it is close enough to the size requirement to work. I used a Schnibbles Pattern from Miss Rosie's named Short Story. I will include the pattern in the exchange when I give the quilt back to Audrey. The white line in the border is machine embroidery that echos the square shape. I quilted in the diagonal to increase the feel of being set on point. Nothing is ever perfect but I do think this turned out well.