Huh? The stress I am referring to is a Quilt Challenge.
I happen to really love quilt challenges. They force me to think and work in a direction that I may not otherwise take.
I am currently working on a guild challenge due next month. While it is under wraps, I thought I'd share 2 past challenges that I have not yet blogged about.
Little Pink Houses 2008
this challenge actually fulfilled the requirements for both of my guilds - bonus!! for one guild the challenge was "A Song Title", so Little Pink Houses by John Mellencamp. The other guild was celebrating it's 25th anniversary so you had to represent 25, and also include something silver.
I attached little silver bee charms around the 25 houses.
I designed this little house using flying geese as roofs. I also hand quilted it during a long car ride. The backing fabric is the game Candy Land.
It is quite small as you can see here.
The Asian Half Yard Challenge (quite possibly the worst title).
I made this in 2009 with a bee group, The Wednesday Needlers. We were provided with a half yard of the Asian print.
I decide to try something modern in feel and used the solids to frame the Asian fabric. I really like this quilt, even though I didn't really like the challenge fabric.
I did simple machine quilting to accentuate the boxes.
I do love this fabric that I used for the backing. It is one piece but looks like a collage of fabrics - fun.
Here you get a better look at the label and the quilting.
So next time your girl friends or guild asks you participate in a challenge say YES. You may end up with an unexpected new quilt that you really like!
A list of some of the Challenge Quilts I have done . Click the quilt if you want to see them.
Bird in a Berry Tree
Black and White
Have a great week from rainy, rainy New Jersey.