Ever since our local quilt guild announced this summer’s challenge, I’ve been racking my brain what to make and what colors to choose.
One dear friend decided to make the half-square triangle quilt she’s always wanted to make using blues and whites. And another one has made a purple and white postage stamp quilt for the challenge!! And I could not decide what colors to choose!!
If i were to pick the fabric color I have the most of in my stash, it’d have to be green… but what color to go with green???
I was looking through my stash bins last weekend and found a kit I bought at least a year ago from Connecting Threads and had totally forgotten about!
A two color only quilt!! The name of this pattern is “Floating Stars” and is still available on the Connecting threads website!
A red and white quilt!!
With such lovely fabrics for the top and binding!!
And I even had bought the backing, too!!
EUREKA!!! I had my summer challenge project already in my stash!!
Did not have to buy a thing!!
Not even batting or thread!!
So, I cut it all out!
Strip pieced the blocks!!
Made the top!
Laid it out on the kitchen island and pinned the quilt sandwich!
And took a few days to quilt it on The Queen Mother ( aka my HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit Down machine)!
I quilted it with freehand leaves… which has always been such a fav of mine!!
When I’m quilting on The Queen Mother, my sewing room is a bit of a mess, as I have to move stuff off her and set up the side tables for more surface area for the project to lie on.
Well, I finished the last little bit of quilting this morning and worked on the binding this afternoon!
And I found the most perfect label in my label box!! It was meant to be!
Yippee skippee! All done!!
I am really pleased how well it turned out and I’ve always wanted a red and white quilt!!
OK, any of you HQU ladies out there reading this post, I hope you all are working on your own challenge project and I can not WAIT to see them all at the September meeting!!
Yogi wants to know what you are busy working on this weekend!?