Each Year around Christmas, our Quilt guild does a challenge project. . similar to the Hoffman Challenge. We are given two FQs of supposedly "ugly" or mismatched fabrics and we are supposed to make a quilt of them. There are several categories and the winners receive gift certificates to our local quilt shop! It's SO much fun and I look forward to it every year! This year, as you know, I have a new baby girl. I seem to always forget which Monday my guild meeting is held on. This year, I look at my phone a couple days after the Christmas guild meeting. .and I realize I Have MISSED it!! So dissapointing. Oh well, I won't win anything, but I'll take my project to the next guild meeting and show it off ;c) I'm just sad I will have missed all the other ones. I love seeing what everyone can do with the same fabrics.
My Challenge project is titled "Home-Sweet-Home" and is inspired by a whimsical family tree. The family tree aspect is especially meaningful to me this year with my new addition to our family.
This year the FQs matched PERFECTLY. . so it was hardly a challenge to match them haha. The two fabrics I used for the quilt's borders, and also the large-print floral fabric I used for all of the leaves. I embroidered "The Wiseman's" on the top, and used raw-edge fusible applique for all the pieces. I quilted around the small areas with pebbles, and the larger areas with spirals. There is a straight feather in the borders (which I don't like becuase I Used too light of a color of thread ugh) no way I would undo it though! LOL