SAMQG President’s Challenge Quilt
It is square in person, I promise.
The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild issues a challenge each year… well, I say that, this is only the second time we’ve done it. So EVERY year, the SAMQG current President issues a challenge.
Last year the challenge was Pantone Color of the Year (Emerald) based. This year it is Pantone Color of the Year (Radiant Orchid) + a fabric based. The challenge – “Use this polka dot fabric and make something quilted, and under 36″ on each side.” Pretty straight forward.
I decided to use some Learn to Sew Easy Curves techniques to add a wave and a couple applique’d circles to the design. My curves came out pretty well, though I did have a few hiccups in the quilting. I started quilting with a regular presser foot on my home machine. The quilting started looking better when I switched to my free motion quilting foot. … of course by then, it was already later in the evening…
I think I’m going to name this quilt LUMPY to celebrate the quilted swirls. Note to self – don’t try to swirl after 9pm.
Oh and the last thing I added to this quilt was the signature. I didn’t want to sew on a label and I had seen this done somewhere online – Sign the Binding! I don’t know how durable it would be for a full-on, big, real-deal quilt – one where the binding is always handled, but for little LUMPY, this seemed to be a good fit.
Having a bit of de’javu? Yes, I did post about the 2014 SAMQG President’s Challenge recently, but I got stumped and decided to start over. There’s still time, though. The pieces aren’t due ’til May 1st, so I might finish up the other quilt. Both quilts are about 16″ square.