It was so much fun taking part in the Kona Cotton challenge that Robert Kaufman was generous enough to sponsor for many many of the Modern Quilt Guilds.
Each group was allow to create their own rules for the challenge. Here in LA, we were each given one charm pack in the dusty palette. From there we were allowed to add one additional solid fabric in the quilt top, and one more for the binding. Here’s the quilt I made.
The quilting is 100% inspired by this quilt.
This type of random piecing is so much fun for me to do.
And I used some scraps from the piecing in a bit of the binding.
There were so many amazing entries into the challenge. We had a lot of categories that the guild picked winners for but these are the two that tied for “best of show.”
Amazing, right?? So wonderful! And isn’t it funny how much they work together?? They both picked Ash as their background! You can see all of the quilts that were made by The LAMQG here. And there’s also a flickr group for photos of all of the different guilds’ challenge quilts.
And here we all are showing off our quilts!
Oh and Jacquie’s talk? So so inspiring!
Everyone was so thrilled to get to know the woman behind the blog we’ve all been reading. She was open and warm and just an all around wonderful speaker. And the quilts! She brought many more than you’d imagine could fit in one suitcase and each one was more beautiful than the next. I heard rumors of a petition getting started to get her to move to LA…