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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

But I'm not done yet!

Well along with celebrating our first birthday, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild had our reveal for our Robert Kaufman Kona Charm Challenge.  Wow - were there ever a lot of wonderful creative quilts shown off! - just check them out here.
Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get the quilting finished, delayed in part as described in my last blog, but just plain ran out of time and energy, but I did reveal the in progress quilt
KC working on layout
on the design wall

I am really pleased with how it is turning out!  Our challenge was to use all of the charms in a quilt.  We could add any other fabrics we wanted, but the charms had to remain the focus of the quilt.  Being me, and loving a challenge, I immediately took the 5" squares and cut them in 6 pieces, and then sewed them back together. (Edit:  I cut 1 3"square, 2 2" squares, 2 1" squares and had a 2x3" rectangle left which I pieced into the back.  The small squares finish at just 1/2") In describing what I was going to do at a retreat, I was immediately greeted with "There's medication for that, you know", and that became the name of the quilt.
There's Medication for that Kona Challenge IP
partially quilted

All of the colours appear on both the front and back of the quilt
There's Medication... Kona Challenge back
the back

I'm just doing a simple zigzag for the quilting, which hopefully, I'll get finished before we go on vacation, at which time I will take much better pictures.  Wish me luck!

simple zigzag quilting
the quilting
The summer is shaping up to be a busy one!
Happy quilting!


Desley said...

What were the sizes of the six pieces that you cut from the 5 inch squares? Am I reading it your post correctly and this is what you did?

felicity said...

I absolutely cannot WAIT to see this in person Janet. And I'm wondering about the size of the pieces, too!

Beth said...

Love the quilt and the name of the quilt. Can't wsait to see it finished.

Poppyprint said...

Good luck! You can't go wrong with this amazing quilt, Janet. I love how far you stretched each charm square!

dutchcomfort said...

Lovely name for the quilt! I love how you used the charms. Good luck with the quilting part!

Siobhan said...

It's gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it when its finished :)

Maggi said...

Love what you have done with this and totally agree with the title!

Vicki Miller said...

Just catching up, but I like how your little blocks are arranged. You certainly have an eye for design and colour

Renate said...

Oh it turned out wonderfully! and I'll bet the quilting will accent the placement of the Kona charms splendidly.

TheaMinPA said...

with or without meds, it's still a great design! I might try it with a layer!

JB said...

What a graphic, astonishing creation! Simple and complex at the same time.