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Monday, July 20, 2015

MQG fabric challenge

You know I am always up for a challenge!  The MQG is a great source of challenges, some of which even come with fabric - added bonus!

A few months back I responded to an email about the latest Riley Blake Fabric challenge - it was a good thing I responded quickly, as the fabric was gone in no time! 

The challenge was to use the provided fabric  - The Cottage Garden by Amanda Herring aka The Quilted Fish, and only that fabric, (plus you could add any Riley Blake Basics), to make something quilted, make something new and to challenge yourself.  Check out this video Amanda has put together that details the challenge and gives some background on the fabrics.

MQG - Fabric challenge
I love this quote that just appeared this morning - it is a great way to approach life!
What to make?  I've made quite a few things in my time, but one thing that I had not made, and which I've been intending to make, was a sewing machine cover.  Making it quilted was no problem!  Challenging myself - okay, work with no pattern, (okay so that's not really a challenge, I tend to do that a lot!) try some techniques you've not done before - I've never made a Dresden plate before, and I've not used the porthole technique before either, so lets include those.  Oh, and that cover has to actually fit my machine!

With my plan laid out, at least in my mind, it took some time before I could actually put it into place, but I finally managed to get started about a week ago, and this morning I finished it off.  Just in time for the Vancouver MQG meeting tonight.
I'm thrilled with how it has turned out!

MQG - Fabric challenge
it's got to have some matchstick quilting, right?
MQG - Fabric challenge
my appliqued Dresden plate with porthole
MQG - Fabric challenge
used all 6 fabrics
MQG - Fabric challenge
keeping my machine dust free!

Oh, and this one is on my Q3 list for the Finish a long!  Score!

Happy quilting!



felicity said...

Totally fabulous, Janet!!!

elle said...

That is pretty incredible! :)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

That is how the dresden stands out with your awesome quilting.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Ohhhh! It's lovely, Janet! Absolutely lovely!

Marlene said...

Love this. The way the Dresden stands out is stunning.

dutchcomfort said...

wow, that’s an amazing sewing machine cover! Love all the details and the Dresden! Well done!!

Joan said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Such a fantastic idea! You have made it so beauriful!

Renate said...

Stunning! Can I put in an order? LOL!

rtquilter said...

Very clever ! The quilting is FABULOUSn. Go, Janet!!

Barb Neiwert said...

Score! You'll love that cover for years to come. A keepsake for your sewing room :)

Quilt Rat said...

What a fabulous finish it is! You certainly rose to the challenge! LOVE it!!!!

Maggi said...

Fantastic, no wonder you are delighted with it. A cover that any sewing machine would be proud to wear.

Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD said...

So gorgeous, wonderful fabrics and you've really made a great sewing machine cover, loving the dresden too - Chris :D


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Karen Ackva said...

Wow! That is the prettiest damn sewing machine cover I have ever seen! Totally gorgeous! You really outdid yourself on that one! I LOVE it!!

Carli The Quilter said...

Now,that is one beautiful sewing machine cover, what an inspired version you've made!!

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great work

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