Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Part 1: Introduction, QuiltCon East Charity Quilt Challenge

Our chapter is participating in the MQG 2017 QuiltCon East Charity Quilt Challenge. Becky is our Project Manager, and is being assisted by Linda H.

This post is to introduce the challenge, and explain our members' role in making the quilt.

Quilt Colors
These are the colors to used in the quilt. No additional colors may be added.

Our quilt finish at twin size: no smaller than 68" X 88", and no larger than 72" X 92."

"Scale" is the theme chosen by the MQG, so our quilt design will focus on scale and three Florida elements: sun, sea, and sand. 

Our improv quilt will follow techniques suggested in Sherri Lynn Wood's book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Refer to pages 98-99 for information.

For members' use, we have each of the challenge fabric colors in solids, including different brands of yellow from Kaufmann, Michael Miller, Free Spirit, and Windham.

Members should add print fabrics. Be sure the print matches the solid color.

The print may not include any additional color such as red, purple, orange, etc. that is not on the challenge color palette. 

Making Blocks
The entire quilt is improv, so put away all rulers when cutting fabrics. Use only a rotary cutter and mat to cut fabrics. Also, do not trim blocks when finished!

Basically, three different block styles will be made. From the quilt top to the bottom, they are:
  1. improv fans, for the yellow sky
  2. improv curves, for the blue/green sea
  3. straight improv, for the sand
Of the three block styles, improv yellow fans are most needed. 

To make improv fans for the yellow sky, refer to Part 2.

To make improv curves for the blue/green sea, refer to Part 3.

To make straight improv for the sand, refer to Part 4

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