Thursday, August 4, 2011

Check out the challenge quilts

Lori at Cottonfields has hung the challenge quilts.  Her rules were use the two pieces of fabric and birds.  Look at the different ideas.  They are posted on her blog Talk is Cheap Quilts.  Mine is the one with the Freddy Moran chickens.

My cousins daughter is raising money for a adoption for a friend of hers.  I told her I would make a quilt and she could auction it.  My aunt gave me these squares several years ago and I never did anything with them.  I can't decide what background to use. 

I don't have any more of the orange print but I have some of the stars print. What do you think of this idea?  Here the star squares blend into the background.

The other problem I have is that even with a 4" border the quilt is only 30" wide.  Any ideas about how to make it wider.

The other day I found a site with a  tutorial about quilting as you go QAYG.  I am fascinated by the idea of making a big quilt and only quilting each square.  Have you ever tried it?  I did this square early in the summer but got distracted.  I would love for this to be the beginning of a big quilt.  Any ideas or suggestions?


Barb said...

You are a busy gal....and for a good cause!!

Lynley said...

I'm having masses of fun with the QAYG method - making small pieces (maybe 20 inches square), quilting them, then joining them up for a great big king-size scrap quilt!

I used that tutorial and it seems to be working well, although I haven't got to the last connection yet - it will be a challenge.

Lori R said...

I like the first picture, with columns of orange contrast between the rows of stars. Maybe to make it bigger you could do something scrappy between two plain borders?

BlueRidge Boomer said...

I loooovvvee the QAYG methods....i use it alot....great for baby quilts.


Sharon said...

Haven't tried the QAYG method yet, but Melody at Fibermania is making it look easy! And fun.

How's the stars quilt coming?