Sunday, May 13, 2012
Stay at Home Round Robin, Part 1
My quilt guild is having a "Stay at Home Round Robin" challenge this year. This month our center block was due.
I decided to give myself some additional challenges (you know, b/c there's nothing else going on in my life at the moment) that included the entire quilt had to be made from my stash. So I decided to use my some of my enormous stash of batiks.
It was actually more challenging to come up with a center block than I anticipated. Let's also add in I did this under some pressure as our meeting was Tuesday evening at 7pm (an hours drive away for me) & I started at 3pm that day. And when I say started, I mean I started thinking about what I was going to make......(and yes, a dear friend predicated that was going to happen & she nailed it. Again. :)
Given that I didn't know what the remaining borders were going to entail (we would draw a different one each month from a pot of suggestions), I wanted to do something that kept my color choices open. That meant something with a lot of color.
After trolling my modern quilting board on Pinterest, I ran across the flying geese in a circle paper piecing template. It was perfect.
I really like how I was able to make a color wheel out of my stash. Who knew I had so many different batiks!
Next month's challenge is to use some half square triangles. I'll just think about that in June. :)