The February 17th deadline for the 3rd Annual Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) Fabric Challenge sponsored by Riley Blake is quickly approaching. I signed up for the challenge through the Triangle Modern Quilt Guild last summer, and received my fabric in October. Then I took a couple of months to think things over … and finally got to work in the beginning of January. The challenge was pretty straightforward. Each member that signed up was given the same 6 Fat Eighths from the Riley Blake Basics line.
The rules for the challenge were…
- You can create anything as long as it is quilted
- You can add in any solid or Riley Blake printed fabric
- You do not have to use all of the fabric given to you
I decided to add a polka dot print and a solid green, and I also challenged myself to use everything that I was given. I have been on a bit of a hexie kick lately, so when I was staring at the fabric waiting for inspiration to hit hexies started calling to me.
Maybe it is because we are in the process of moving, but I seem to have expansion on the brain. So I started playing around with my hexies and what it might look like if they were expanding too. This is what I came up with…
To keep with the expansion theme, I decided to go with spiral quilting.
Even though this is not really a color palette I would have chosen on my own, I really like how it all turned out and I enjoyed the challenge of making all the different prints and colors work together. I think this will hang in my sewing room at the new house.
Here is the back: