Welcome to anyone who has popped over from the links at Amy's Creative Side. As I write this post, there are already over 220 quilters who have linked up. It is going to be an intense weekend - for starters! - of blog hopping!
I've decided to share the quilt I made for the Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Challenge as part of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. We were challenged to create something using all the colours in the charm pack, we could add other fabrics, but the charm pack had to remain the focus of the quilt. I added Kona Ash and Coal to my dark colour range charm pack.
This was a fun one to do, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, even though it involved taking those 5" charm squares and cutting them into 6 pieces and sewing them back together.
I started the cutting for this quilt at a weekend retreat held by the Blue Mountain Quilter's Guild in April 2011. When one of the ladies asked what I was doing and I described my project, her first comments were " You know, there's medication for that?" The name stuck - here's my "There's Medication For That" quilt.
I designed this quilt in EQ6. The little colour squares on this quilt finish at 1/2", each block at 3.5".
There were miles of sashing strips to be cut in a variety of sizes - thank goodness one of the retreat attendees had a June Taylor Shape cutter - this reduced my cutting time down to a mere fraction of the time, and sold me on getting one of these - if you haven't had the chance to use one, and you do a lot of strip work, it is well worth picking one up! Check out this video!
|figuring out the layout|
|The top is pieced,|
I strip pieced the leftovers - the strip on the right, and used it on the back of the quilt
|the quilting in progress|
Here's how it looks from the back ( to read about what happens when you are watching playoff hockey, and piecing a quilt back, see this post!):
and the view from the front:
I love my "There's Medication for That" quilt and it resides in our living room, where I can enjoy it everyday.
Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget the visit all the other beautiful quilts that have been linked up!