It’s finished! And just in time, too! Yesterday I made and affixed the binding to my entry for the Modern Quilt Guild’s Riley Blake Fabric Challenge. We’ve had several months to work on our projects, so it’s a lot of fun to not only admire my own work, but the creative work of other guild members as well.
Back in October of last year, I received my challenge fabrics from the guild on behalf of Riley Blake Designs. As the challenge stated, I could create anything with the fabrics so long as the finished product was quilted. I didn’t have to use them all and I could actually add other Riley Blake fabrics into my design. I knew I wanted to make a lap quilt as we started to redecorate our living room; the mix of fun prints and striking solids sent to me would work well with our modern-themed decor.
I purposely didn’t have a big plan in mind for this quilt, other than wanting to make some log cabin-esque blocks and wanting to use all of the fabric sent to me. I really wanted to let my imagination rule as I started working with the fabrics; it didn’t take long to find my style and make a collection of blocks for the top.
From the Riley Blake Basics category, I added in a chartreuse-like solid for the body of the top. It worked really well with the blocks and the brightness was so attractive in the middle of winter.
Quilting was a geometric pattern. The backing and binding were made with the additional matching tone-on-tone aqua chevron fabric paired with leftover chartreuse. (Both additional fabrics were purchased at Guildcrafters in Berkley.)
I love the way all the pieces came together. The colors and patterns are perfect together. The orange and yellow prints we received? That needs to be a whole quilt on its own!
Here’s my official entry. Thanks, Modern Quilt Guild! Thanks, Riley Blake! I wonder what challenge will be coming our way next?!