Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Challenge Quilt

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild 2014 Exhibit is over and the quilts are all back in the hands of their makers.  The Challenge Category for this year's show was "4 Elements".  We were challenged to make a quilt, no more than 36" on any side, that depicted our interpretation of any or all of the four elements.
Earth, Wind, Fire, Water.

I chose to do four bands of mosaic squares, each surrounded by solid white, with solid black binding.  Each band is made up of 85 different colored 1 inch squares, with no duplicates.  I was amazed that I could come up with 340 different fabrics, all from my stash!

I free-motion quilted each band with a grid-based filler design that further emphasized the element it represents.





Now the question is...  do I keep it?  Or list it for sale in my Etsy Shop?

By the way, the exhibit was wonderful!  If you saw it in person, great!  If not, and you'd like to see the quilts, I've been told that there will be a slide show on the guild's web site soon.  I'll post a link as soon as it's up.


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