Blog Hop - Week 4 and Riley Blake/MQG Fabric Challenge
This week I have been busy quilting my entry to the MQG/Riley Blake Fabric Challenge to get it in time for the deadline, July 31st.
The challenge is to make something quilted that you've never done before, so I tried my hand on raw-edge applique. This challenge uses fabrics from The Cottage Garden line by The Quilted Fish. This line is so beautiful, I had to jump on the opportunity to work with those fabrics. I tried to use mainly the Fat Eights that were provided, plus Riley Blake Solid background, which luckly I found at a nearby Jackman's - that was the only RB color they had and it worked great with the prints. But since I bought some more of The Cottage Garden Wallpaper in Teal for the backing, I added a couple more applique flowers to the top.
I am using a matchstick quilting for the "striped" area - the piecing is about 0.25"-1.25".
On the applique and some of the background I quilted some free-motion flowers. The rest of the background will most likely be more matchstick quilting. I don't have everything planned out yet. Is that crazy? Do you always plan or sketch your quilting?
I can't wait to finish it, but I still have a lot of work ahead of me and not enough time, so wish me luck!
Don't forget to check out the last week of the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. This is week 4 and I had a great time getting to know those other bloggers. Last week I wrote a bit about me and how I started blogging - if you missed that, click here to read.
Don't miss out on this week's giveaway - here.
And this week's bloggers are:
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Make sure to check out the other three hives by clicking on their hosts links below.
Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Terri Anne @Childlike Fascination
I hope you have fun with this week's bloggers. Leave them a comment to spread some love, enter the awesome giveaway and have a great week. This was a fun ride, thanks for tagging along.
For more info on the past weeks, visit this post on Quilting Jetgirl.
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