Monday, April 18, 2016

A CHALLENGE

I think most of Southern California has had the creeping crud; but that has finally passed now. My birthday block quilt is on hold for another week at least. I did get a few things done, however.

Back in October, I think it was then, a member of my friendship group offered up a challenge. She presented it in a very fun way. She had been traveling and picked up some quilty items as she visited quilt shops throughout the middle part of the United States. She has a wonderful husband who turns the car toward quilt shops for her. Yay Jim!  In with the gifts was the same fat quarter for everyone. The challenge (if we chose to accept) was to create "anything" using the fat quarter and the color of the ribbon on the bag. It was due at our retreat we have the first week in April. I took  a class from Joe Cunningham and used his technique for this pillow. Then I added some big-stitch quilting for some added texture.



Pretty cute don't you think? Thanks Pat, it was a heap of fun! Here are those of us who chose to accept the challenge.

It might be hard to see; but, the are a couple of bags, a pair of pajama bottoms, an apron, a whole quilt, and mug rugs. Pam made mug rugs for each and every one of us. Terri made a table runner; but, was unable to come at the last minute. 

One of the things I accomplished at the retreat is an apron for my granddaughter.  She requested one since she is now living and working in Salt Lake City. She and her roommate are doing some cooking for themselves. Here is her apron. I think she likes it!



Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

2 comments:

Heather's Haven said...

sew nice!

Heather

Needled Mom said...

What a fun challenge!!! Yours turned out so well too.

I loved the photo of your cute granddaughter in her new apron.