The challenge was to use Michael Miller’s new Luxe collection of superior 108″ cotton fabrics. The rules were to use at least two fabrics from the Luxe line (one solid and one printed). We could also use one coordinating Michael Miller solid.
(Here were all of the bundles for my guild, I chose to work with the dark blue bundle)
I made this mini to break up some of the longer term, secret sewing I have having to do recently. I have been doing a lot of paper piecing recently, so when I had a chance to take a break from that I went in the completely opposite direction with some improv sewing.
I gave myself a time limit to make the blocks, grabbed my fabric and started cutting. I made the quilt top without a ruler until I squared it up for binding. It was fun to see the blocks start to come together in their imperfect, wonkiness.
Due to time and fabric constraints, my quilt finished up at about 18" x 21". I quilted it using Angela Walter's signature design in a dark blue Aurifil thread (in 50wt) so that the quilting would blend in with the background. I bound the mini in some more of the Luxe fabrics with a little bit of orange pieced in.
I did submit this quilt for entry into QuiltCon, though with all of the amazing challenge entries I have seen, I do not have high hopes for this one getting in. I had fun making it and that is what really matters :)
I am linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She.