NW Quilt Guild every year asks its members to create challenge quilts for the annual quilt show. The theme for 2015 was “grow where you are planted.” We were given four 2.5 inch square fabric with vegetable print. Mine was kale.
Normally I would not take on this kind of a project because I’m not good at designing based on a theme. I’m not creative in that way. But I was sitting next to the person in charge of the challenge when she was recruiting participants. I could not say no. That was a few months ago. I put it on the back burner thinking I’ll get to it one of these days. Famous last words. Five days ago I get this email reminder the quilt was due April 1st but they were collecting finished quilts today at the guild meeting if possible. I had no design in mind. I spent hours trying to come up with a design. I flipped through magazines and books I had to draw inspiration. I finally came across a log cabin pattern that looked like a landscape.
I tried to design it using EQ7 software. Well, my home printer only prints 8.5 by 11. So, the pattern looked like this. But it all worked out. Very simple design. My sewing room looked like a hurricane came through after I was done. I had to pull all kinds of scraps and various colors from my stash. You’d think I have every color and some more in my closet full of fabric stash.
Here’s the end result. Calling it “Four Seasons”. My interpretation of the theme is “I draw inspiration from each season.” Can you tell which one is what season?