I am overjoyed! We had a wonderful guild meeting a couple of nights ago and I got a huge surprise! The fabulous women of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild chose my “Dusty Springfield” quilt as the Guild Favorite! What a hoot!
I received a great gift bag with patterns from Modern Quilt Relish, a pastel Robert Kaufman Charm Pack, and books, some thread, some needles, a wicked awesome seam ripper, and best of all a gift certificate to the wonderful Pink Castle Fabrics! Yahoo!
It was also such a joy to hear that Natalie won the judge’s choice award! Thanks to Modern Quilt Relish for stepping in to guest judge – they even wrote us each personal notes with feedback! So sweet. Here’s Natalie’s quilt:
And here are everyone else’s fabulous entries…
1. Carol-front, 2. Brenda-front, 3. Ann-front, 4. Debbie-front, 5. Lisa-front, 6. Lucinda-front, 7. Angie-front, 8. Kathy-front, 9. Ginia-front, 10. LeeAnn-front, 11. Emily-front
Thanks again to my guild! I love the A2MQG!
The Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild participated in the Kona No Prints Allowed Challenge.
• Kona solids only
• Must use at least 30 of the charms/at least ½ of the charm piece
• Up to (3) additional Kona solids can be added
• Minimum of 120” outside perimeter
• Due date – June meeting
• Must be quilted and bound
Here’s what I came up with! All pictures of the quilt are courtesy of Anna!
I used the Dusty Charm Pack as well as Kona Snow, Coal, and Ash.
I call it “Dusty Springfield”
The back got slightly askew when I was basting, which is a bummer…
I made the cross blocks by doing strip piecing and saved a couple of extras for the back.
I was inspired by this gate in April and Andy’s house from the TV show “Parks and Recreation”
Thanks for looking! This is a judged competition – I’ll let you know who the judges pick! In the meantime, you can view more of the guild’s challenge quilts in our flickr group!
Read here for Part One.
It was just in the nick of time (we set an arbitrary deadline of Saturday, June 12) but I finished Lloyd’s quilt and slapped it on his freshly assembled Big Boy Bed in time for the inauguration!
This is my version of the Denyse Schmidt Cog + Wheel Quilt.
I had a bit of a hard time getting my blocks to lay flat, due solely to my imperfect curved piecing. However, I starched the heck out of each block and that helped considerably.
Then I did something a little crafty… I was so worried about basting this blanket because it was a little warped and wonky – so what I did was baste just the top to some batting, and did half of the quilting without the backing attached. Then I attached the back and quilted the rest of it and everything worked out great! I’m not sure how much it helped to do half of the quilting without the back, but in my head it saved me from worrying about bunching the backing and allowed me to just worry about the top.
The backing was made out of Castle Peeps (which I got from Pink Castle Fabrics).
The pattern called for a more sophisticated concentric circle quilting pattern, but I like my design.
For one, it was a lot easier to do on my machine with my free-motion foot. For another, it looks a little more scribbly, which is nice for a kid’s quilt.
Lloyd loves his big boy bed and transitioned to it perfectly. Slept the whole night through without a peep! For safety we got this inflatable bumper you slide under the fitted sheet – works like a charm! He can’t get out, which is just the way we want it ; )
Thanks for looking!