Here is my fourth Reunion Quilt Challenge quilt!
Each reunion the group of quilters chooses a fabric to make something out of. Everyone who wants to participate takes a piece and brings back their project in two years at the next reunion. You can see the first three challenge pieces here: Itty-Bitty, Herb Garden, and Pink Flags.
The challenge fabric is here, second from the left, with it's optional companion fabric on the left end. The other fabrics are ones I chose at the same shop to use with it.
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I chose a pattern that was designed for a wall hanging to a full size quilt and then adapted the size and color scheme to make a miniature. The finished project is 16"x20" and machine-pieced and machine-quilted.
I had a hard time figuring out how to quilt it (once again, my mom was soooo kind to take out my false starts and mistakes to minimize the pain of re-doing!). I have looked at a lot of quilting and I have noticed that when a quilt is very geometric/straight line I tend to like the finished result with the quilting is curvy (rather than straight and following the lines of the quilt). That's something I plan to keep paying attention to as I see quilts, but I think it holds true. Once I tried out these wonky spirals inside the squares I loved the result. And I always like the meandering quilting so I used that to tie together the progression of background colors.
It was REALLY fun to make and I like the finished result best of the quilts I've made! It's so bright and so wonky and fun that I find it very inspiring!
Come back tomorrow to see everyone else's projects with the same fabric(s)!