Monday, May 2, 2016

Challenge top complete

I belong to a friendship group that usually meets (formally) only twice a year.  In December we set a group challenge for the year.  We usually meet up during the summer just to check in with each other.  This year's challenge was to do a "stack and whack" quilt.  It wasn't my first choice, but of course I'll go along with the group.  

The next month my guild announced their challenge for 2016.  Take any book from the guild library and make one of the quilts or use the book for inspiration.  Do you see where this is going?  Yes!  The guild has the Stack-n-Whack" book by Bethany Reynolds.  

One quilt = two challenges . . . . again.  I was able to do this once before with paint chip colors and Dresden plate design.

I can't show the entire top, but here are some teaser shots.  Since the guild challenge is due in July I know I will have the quilt ready for Material Girls in December.

The piecing was difficult due the the angle of the seams coming together, but I was determined to make them match.  It was a lot of sew, rip, sew, rip, sew, repeat.  I made this my slow quilting project.

Another plus.  I made the kaleidoscopes using a fabric from my stash!

Thanks for checking in.


  1. Can't wait to see it. Good luck at your guild challenge. It was so good to see you Sunday morning.

  2. I never tire of looking at Stack N Whack blocks. Beautiful!