Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Lily Challenge

The leader of my favorite online quilting group (Carol Doak) designed and dedicated a block in memory of Pat Campbell who passed away in March. She was a friend and colleague of Carol's most know for her applique quilts. Then Carol challenged us to use the block she designed with a border created using Carol's newest book (Creative Combinations). I chose Double Duty Unit 05, which is a chevron type of block. I had to make them 2" x 4" to make them look the way I wanted and then I modified the block and left off the last sections that would square off the block so that the quilt was left with a zig zag border. I had to birth the quilt instead of adding a binding and then I had to quilt part of it on my regular machine before I could quilt the rest on the long arm. I finally finished all the quilting today. I still need some more practice but all in all I'm pretty happy with it. You can't really see the quilting on the front so I took a picture of the back too. It's so nice to get back into sewing.