Sunday, December 8, 2013

Material Girls and Challenges

Saturday was the semi-annual meeting of Materials Girls.  Many of the members meet more often, but those of us who have moved away try to make two special meetings a year.  Each December we come up with a challenge for the following year.  Our 2013 challenge was to make a quilt using the Dresden Plate pattern.  We had to include at least one complete plate.

The quilt below is my piece.  I also used it for a paint chip challenge for my guild last May.  The paint chip I drew required I use red, white, and two shades of yellow.  My added color was black.  I had to search for a border fabric, then found the perfect one.
Look . . . it's numbers!

Because of one quilt, two challenges; I named this quilt "One Equals Two".

Close up of quilting.  The feathers in the border don't show up. 
Each plate has a feather that spirals out from the center.
At our December meeting we also do a voluntary 12-inch quilt exchange. I made a piece incorporating some of what I learned at a Cindy Needham design workshop last September.

14 x 14 inches
Close up of quilting.

I've cut the fabric for clue 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery.  I need to sew them this week. 

I also need to start my family Christmas ornaments.  I'm having trouble settling on a design for this year.  That's normal for me.  Every year I say I'm going to start early, but I never do.

Thanks for looking.

1 comment:

  1. Still haven't finished my ornaments either. I have some 'detailed' work to do on some. And I need to make a few more. Then Cards, then... (Glad I won your 12" piece. I have another Janice Original!