I finished my little 12 x 12 mini challenge quilt! Hooray! I will celebrate any finishes, no matter how big or small! Miraculously, I have this complete BEFORE the due date (by a solid 24 hours!). This will display in the Mad City Quilt Guild booth at Quilt Expo. In years past, I've stitched the binding down at Quilt Expo, in the booth. =/
This year's theme is "My Favorite Color" and we were to make a monochromatic block with white, black or grey as the contrasting colors. This theme was interesting, because I like many colors! Green is something I've always been drawn to and have made many quilts with green in them. But when I organized my fabric this summer, I barely had any yardage of green! I would also say I like royal blue, but again, I had very little yardage of it. The pile of 'red' is quite high, but there are several bigger hunks that make the stack taller.
(not pictured: all of the yellows and greys-- they are in a project tote)
What amazed me was the trend of fabrics that weren't a true blue or a true green. More of "Blue-Green". So that is how I decided on what color to use!
I've been wanting to make a 'Sparkler' style quilt for some time and this was a good chance to use that pattern and show off many different fabrics.
The quilting is 'matchstick' style and I did it on Heather's Bernina. It was super nice to quilt with that machine!! (but I'm not getting any ideas!)