Here's my entry. I call it "The Quilt That Invented Itself". With only a fat quarter of the retro-floral-print challenge fabric to work with (we could have purchased more, and limited to the addition of pink, orange, black and white, this quilt just about did call the shots. I also wanted to primarily use fabrics on hand, so the black pin-dot was the lone purchase for this quilt. Can you suggest an appropriate name for this wacky lap-size quilt?
Here is the back. And a detail shot of the curly quilting in the rings. I combined free-motion quilting with colorful ties of embroidery floss to secure the layers.
Peggy's Heirlooms of Tomorrow, one of our local quilt shops, graciously hostessed our challenge tea. You can see the pretty table arrangement in the photo below, along with a wall full of more challenge quilts. There were more than 25 participants in this challenge. A record number, despite our little bit of whining about the challenge print!
Just look at the variety of techniques, methods, ideas everyone used! No wonder quilters love a challenge. The assortment of quilts seen together is quite exciting. You can just get a glimpse of Carol's "Viewer's Choice" winner... it's the Log Cabin and Butterfly quilt at the lower left of the photo below. It's king size and gorgeous. Mine is peeking out right next to hers.
Below on the right is Kay's winning quilt done in Seminole-style piecing and heavily embelllished. The entry on the left is all pieced over paper shapes as in English Paper Piecing.
And this one at right is Dot's "Crossing the Rio Grande" quilt.
Eddie made a quilt using design units from "Beyond the Block" (AQS Publishing), and Sharon made hers into a row-by-row quilt. So there you have it... the Country Road Quilters fall challenge. We're on to our next one now. It's Stars. I'm going to try and plan it rather than allow it to invent itself this time. But then again... maybe not.